Ohio MEP helps Ohio's small and medium-sized manufacturers to increase sales, create jobs and generate cost savings through technological innovation, workforce training and improved management practices. 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 Development’s Office of Technology Investments, 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.
The Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), an office in the Ohio Department of Development, helps Ohio's small and medium-sized manufacturers increase sales, create jobs, and generate cost savings through technological innovation, workforce training, and improved management practices. The state MEP office administers the program through six regional partners across the state.