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.
- Central: Columbus State Community College (Columbus)
- Northeast: Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET, Cleveland)
- Northwest: Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT, Toledo)
- Southeast: OSU South Centers (Piketon)
- Southwest: TechSolve (Cincinnati)
- West Central: FASTLANE (University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton)