Fairborn’s strategic location makes it one of the most affordable and attractive cities in the region to start and grow a successful business. Fairborn provides easy access to three major highways and rail service.

A Qualified and Available Workforce

Fairborn is strategically located in a large regional network of higher education institutions, turning out highly skilled and qualified workers for your business. Three highlights of this network are Wright State University, the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and the National Center for Medical Readiness (NCMR).

Wright State University

Located in Fairborn, Wright State University is the area’s largest educational institution and is a fully accredited state university. Wright State University offers more than 90 undergraduate degrees and 88 graduate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs.

Air Force Institute of Technology

AFIT enrolls more than 800 active duty students and offers 30 graduate programs in areas such as, civil engineering, systems and logistics, and cyberspace. The Air Force School of Medicine trains more than 6,000 Department of Defense, international and civilian students each year.

Wright State UniversityFairborn, OH16,842
Air Force Institute of TechnologyFairborn, OH860
Embry Riddle Aeronautical UniversityFairborn, OHNA
Hondros UniversityFairborn, OHNA
Antioch University Yellow Springs, OH413
Cedarville UniversityCedarville, OH3,585
Central State UniversityWilberforce, OH1,751
Clark State UniversitySpringfield, OH5,969
Edison State Community CollegePiqua, OH3,042
Hobart Institute of Welding TechnologyTroy, OH322
Kaplan UniversityDayton, OH317
Kettering College of Medical ArtsKettering, OH760
Miami-Jacobs Career CollegeDayton Region519
Sinclair Community CollegeDayton, OH19,093
University of DaytonDayton, OH11,343
Urbana UniversityUrbana, OH1,922
Wilberforce UniversityWiberforce, OH387
Wilmington CollegeWilmington, OH1,200
Wittenburg UniversitySpringfield, OH1,964

Educational Attainment

Home to some of the most highly acclaimed schools and colleges in the country, Fairborn has a great deal of academic distinction right in our own backyard.

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    Nearby state and nationally recognized institutions help to round out the range of available employee skill sets.

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    Fairborn also promotes and encourages lifelong learning among all our citizens.

Educational attainment of Greene & Surrounding Counties chart
Sample of Growing Occupations and Average Hourly Wage

Description2015-2020 % + ChangeAvg. Hourly Earnings
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations10%$33.03
Healthcare Support Occupations12%$12.73
Computer and Mathematical Occupations9%$34.26
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations6%$31.91
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations5%$15.33
Management Occupations4%$46.02
Business and Financial Operations Occupations4%$30.77
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations3%$19.98
Office and Administrative Support Occupations2%$15.64
Construction and Extraction Occupations2%$20.48

Top Employers in Fairborn Employees
Wright State University2300
Morris Home Furnishings443
Peerless Technologies300
Ali Industries 282
Ball Aerospace126
The Design Knowledge Company70

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