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The Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Ohio MEP)


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Ohio MEP supports Ohio’s small and medium-sized manufacturers by providing products, services and assistance to help drive their productivity, growth and global competitiveness. Small and medium-sized manufacturing companies are critical to Ohio, representing 90% of job growth for high-paying jobs. For every new manufacturing job that is created or retained, three to five supporting jobs are also created.

Managed by the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Ohio MEP is a State and Federal initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). To serve the diversity of Ohio’s industrial base, Ohio MEP manages a network of regional affiliate service organizations that are strategically selected and coordinated to serve as a statewide resource to meet the needs of key industry sectors and small manufacturers.  

MEP Partners

2017 AMP RFP Released

RFP for 2017 Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP)

The Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP) is a competitive grant program that supports the adoption and extension of existing advanced manufacturing technologies by Ohio small and medium-sized manufacturers.

Key Dates

  • RFP Released January 12, 2017
  • Preliminary Proposals due by 1:00 pm February 9, 2017
  • Preliminary Proposal feedback to Lead Applicants by week of February 20, 2017
  • Full Proposals due by 1:00 p.m. on March 24, 2017
  • Preliminary Awards notifications by April 21, 2017