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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Recognizes LaPine

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority recognized retiring Board Member Renee LaPine at is recent meeting. LaPine started on the Port Authority Board in 2015, amid a time of great change at the Wilmington Air Park.

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  • RELEASE - Workforce Collaborative Receives Mid-America Award

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Workforce Collaborative (Collaborative) was recognized by the Mid-America Economic Development Council at the 2023 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference, held November 29-December 1, in Indianapolis.

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  • RELEASE - Vector Electromagnetics New to Wilmington Air Park

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority continues to diversify the mix of businesses located at the Wilmington Air Park. Most recently, this involves the lease of both office space and research, development, and test space to Vector ElectroMagnetics, LLC.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Board Holds Annual Meeting

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority held its October meeting recently and elected officers for the 2023-2024 Boad Year.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Recognized as 2023 Best Workplace in Ohio

    (Wilmington, Ohio) For the fourth year in a row, the Clinton County Port Authority has been selected by Ohio Business Magazine as a “Best Workplace in Ohio.”

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  • RELEASE - Roth Joins Clinton County Port Authority

    Wilmington, Ohio – Josh Roth will join the Clinton County Port Authority staff this week as the Economic Development Director. He brings over 10 years of economic development experience from a variety of work experiences.

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  • RELEASE - Brindle Awarded Bob Ady Scholarship

    (Wilmington, OH) Clinton County Port Authority Workforce and Data Specialist Ruth Brindle was recently recognized by the Mid-America Economic Development Council as a 2023 recipient of the annual Bob Ady Scholarship. The program encourages participation at the Mid-America annual conferences and provides each recipient with mentor support throughout the year, allowing for the most impact of the experiences.

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  • RELEASE - Clinton County Port Authority 2023 SBDC Day Ambassador

    (Wilmington, OH) The Clinton County Port Authority (CCPA) is proud to be one of 50 Ambassadors for the 2023 SBDC Day on March 15, 2023. The day is a national, collective proclamation of the impact America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have on the success of our nation’s dreamers, innovators, and doers – America’s small businesses.

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    The Clinton County Port Authority is seeking a Fiscal Manager to provide a broad range of fiscal and budgetary support to the Port Authority. This person will be responsible for day-to-day financial operations as well as long-term financial planning and should be well versed in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Announces T. Alex Beres as New Executive Director

    Wilmington, Ohio – The Board of Directors of the Clinton County Port Authority announced today that T. Alex Beres has been selected to be the new Executive Director. A seasoned public official with significant economic development background, Beres brings a wealth of management experience to the Port Authority to continue its work in Clinton County.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Prepares for 2023

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority Board of Directors held its final regularly scheduled meeting of 2022 recently.

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  • RELEASE - Workforce Collaborative Presents at National Conference

    (Wilmington, Ohio) Members of the Clinton County Workforce Collaborative recently presented at “Dream Forward: Imagine the Future of Education,” the 2022 national conference of the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • RELEASE - Wilmington Air Park Named Best Airport in Ohio 2022

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Wilmington Air Park has been recognized as the Best Airport in Ohio for the third year in a row by Ohio Business Magazine in its “Best in Ohio Business” Awards.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Recognized as 2022 Best Workplace in Ohio

    (Wilmington, Ohio) For the third year in a row, the Clinton County Port Authority has been selected by Ohio Business Magazine as a “Best Workplace in Ohio.”

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  • Release – WILMINGTON DRIVE PROGRAM LAUNCHES Collaborative Effort Initiated to Facilitate Downtown Development

    (Wilmington, Ohio) A new economic development initiative – the Wilmington DRIVE (Downtown Revitalization Investment Vibrancy Effort) is being put in place to advance downtown Wilmington redevelopment opportunities.

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  • LGSTX Services Named Airport Business of the Year

    WILMINGTON, Ohio – August 26, 2021 – LGSTX Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG), was named 2021 Airport Business of the Year yesterday at the Ohio Aviation Association (OAA) Annual Conference. The award recognizes a business with a mission, services, and goals that result in a positive impact on a community, workforce, and local airport.

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  • RELEASE - Port Authority Celebrates Award-Winning SBDC Member

    (Wilmington, Ohio) The Clinton County Port Authority is pleased to congratulate David Riggs, Director of the SBDC at Miami Regionals, for being named Ohio’s SBDC State Star in 2021.

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Businesses in the Ohio Aerospace Region Benefit from Highly Skilled Students from Local Universities


In the Clinton County region, businesses have access to a plentiful, highly skilled workforce. Ohio is the home to world-class public and private universities and research institutions.  There are 194 institutions of higher education in Ohio, more than any other state on a per capital basis and there are 95,000 degrees conferred each year to associates, bachelor, and graduate students. Ohio ranks 4th in integrating technology into its education system, according to the State New Economy Index. 

Wilmington College (


Wilmington College has graduated liberally educated professionals since its founding by local Quakers  in 1870. It hosts 1,100 students at its main campus in Wilmington and another 400 in two Cincinnati degree completion programs at Blue Ash and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Most popular main campus majors include education, athletic training, agriculture and business administration/economics. The College competes in 21 sports as a member of NCAA D-III and the Ohio Athletic Conference. WC consistently ranks in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report's Midwestern Regional Liberal Arts Colleges.


Southern State Community College (

Southern State is a two-year community college that serves the diverse needs of its constituents. In addition to offering Associate degrees in both technical as well and transfer programs, the College offers a wide array of adult workforce programs.
Southern Sate is accredited by the Commission on Institution of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

University of Cincinnati (

University of Cincinnati is an Ohio public university with an enrollment of 42,000 students and is the second largest university in the University System of Ohio.  The Princeton Review ranks UC as one of the top public universities in the United State.  UC offers 308 fields of study with a 15 to 1 student/faculty ratio. UC garners nearly $550 million per annum in research funding and ranks 22nd among national universities. With an economic impact of over $3.5 billion per year, it is the largest single employer in Cincinnati.

University of Dayton (

The University is a private catholic university located in the heart of Dayton, Ohio. Student enrollment is approximately 11,000.

The research arm of University of Dayton’s (UDRI) employs over 400 engineers. UDRI has conducted over $1 billion in research. In Ohio, UDRI is the top non-profit institution that receives contracts from the Department of Defense. In 2010, GE Electric the construction of a new $51 million research facility on the University of Dayton campus. The Center will be used for the collaboration between University Researchers and GE to create new electrical power technologies.

The Entrepreneur Program is ranked #4 in the country by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine. The Engineering Program Graduate program ranks first among all Catholic Universities. UD is #1 among Catholic Universities in non-medical research and #2 in materials research funding. 

Wright State University (

Wright State University is a public university with an enrollment of 19,000 students. Located just outside of Dayton, Ohio, it is less than 45 minutes from the Wilmington Air Park. Wright State offers 91 baccalaureate degrees and 76 graduate degrees.