Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio is the largest single-site employer in the Buckeye State and the center of Air Force innovation. It is also a driver of regional growth, accounting for 14% of economic activity in the Dayton area. That has implications for national elections, because no Republican has ever won the White House without carrying Ohio, and Wright-Patt’s funding from Washington is a litmus test of whether administrations are helping or hurting local voters. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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