Air Transportation

The West Central Ohio Industrial Center (WCOIC) has easy access to regional commercial and general aviation airports.

Dayton International Airport  -- 45 minutes south on Interstate 75.
Dayton International is within 90 minutes, by air, to more than 50% of the US population. Its non-stop destinations include Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Tampa, and Washington DC.

John Glenn International Airport  -- 90 minutes southeast on US 33
Port Columbus offers an additional list of non-stop destinations including Boston, Cancun, Charlotte, Ft. Lauderdale, Ft. Myers, Greensboro, Hartford, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Nashville, Oakland, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Portsmouth, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Springfield, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, and Toronto.

Neil Armstrong General Aviation Airport -- 7 miles west of the WCOIC on SR 219
Auglaize County's Neil Armstrong Airport is one of Ohio's best county general aviation airports. Named for Neil Armstrong, our native son and first person to walk on the moon, the airport handles a high volume of air freight and corporate travelers.  It has a 5,500-foot long by 100-foot wide runway with precision instrument landing systems. It is capable of accommodating any size corporate and general aviation aircraft in any weather conditions.

A number of our local companies maintain hangers for their corporate jets adjacent to the runway. This provides convenient access for domestic and international flights from the Armstrong Airport. Avoiding the congestion of larger airports saves time and money. The airport averages 27 flights daily and more than 350 tons of airfreight annually.

Air Cargo Hubs
Three air cargo hubs are also a critical component of Ohio's air transport network. Located at Rickenbacker (Columbus), Toledo Express, and Wilmington, Ohio, these intermodal transport opportunities provide seamless air-to-rail, air-to-highway, and air-to-water connectivity. Wapakoneta is located within 60-90 minutes of all three Ohio air cargo hubs.

Being Beyond Shovel Ready Saves Your Company Time & Money!

The phrase “Shovel Ready” is a widely used term in economic development circles. While it might have many different definitions, here’s what makes our location Beyond Shovel Ready:


Available Acres

Price per Acre

Highway Access

Rail Access






Natural Gas



Sanitary Sewer

Up to 200 Acres


I-75 @ US 33


350,000 within 50 mi.

All on Site


Fiber on Site

69KV Substation on Site

4" Lines on Site

10" - 15" Lines on Site

Max. Incentives Avail.

10" & 12" Lines on Site