Wright-Patt Expansion Poised to Create New Jobs, Boost Dayton-Area Economy
Friday, October 26, 2018
Ohio legislators and leaders in the Dayton-area community on Tuesday celebrated the bipartisan efforts that helped land the largest single-site construction project in the history of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base — a win officials say will provide an economic boost to the region.
U.S. Rep. Mike Turner (R-Dayton) and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) thanked members of the Dayton Development Coalition and Montgomery County officials for their collaboration on the project — a $182 million expansion of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center — and local leaders applauded the legislators’ ability to make the initiative a reality.
“When we work together as a team, as a result of that, it made a huge difference for our community,” Turner said.
Funding for the expansion project was part of the National Defense Authorization Act, which is expected to be signed by President Donald Trump Monday. The NDAA fully authorizes phases one and two of the project, which includes a new building on the NASIC campus. The building, which the Air Force has dubbed the “ADAL Intelligence Production Complex,” would add nearly 149,000 square feet to the center’s current capacity.