The live-work-play trend that Historic South Park is a part of continues with exciting developments in the “work” part of the equation. GE Aviation will locate a $51 million research center in the Ohio Aerospace Hub on the University of Dayton campus. The 115,000-sq.-ft. Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and Development Center (EPISCENTER) will be built on River Park Drive near the intersection of Patterson Boulevard and Stewart Street. GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE, is a leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft.
There’s a great write-up at Hi-Velocity.
The Center will be operational by late 2012 and will work cooperatively with the University of Dayton Research Institute to develop and deploy advanced electric power systems for aviation and aerospace applications.
“We’re grateful that in today’s competitive environment, GE evaluated its options and chose to become part of our Aerospace Hub of Innovation,” Mayor Gary Leitzell said. “The GE EPISCENTER is a perfect example of the cutting-edge business ventures the Aerospace Hub is designed to attract and support. Thanks to the cooperation of our regional partners, including the University of Dayton, CityWide Development Corporation and Montgomery County, the City of Dayton will welcome GE as the first of what we expect to be many related advanced technology companies.”