Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement after the Dayton Development Coalition released an economic impact analysis finding that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Springfield Ohio Air National Guard Base, and Dayton VA combined generate more than $16.68 billion in economic activity in the Dayton region annually, and generate a total employment of more than 88,000 jobs with payroll estimated at $5.87 billion:

“This economic impact study proves the full value and importance of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base as an anchor of economic and job growth in our community. Since I was first elected to Congress, nearly 10,000 jobs have been added on the base and thousands of additional jobs have been added to support the important work being done there. The economic impact of these jobs in our community is undeniable and overwhelming. I will continue to advocate in Congress for increased jobs and missions at Wright-Patt to bring even more economic development and job growth to our community.”