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MEP at Ohio State University
As the largest industry sector in the state of Ohio, accounting for 17% of the state’s GDP, manufacturing is critical to Ohio’s economy and future. Small and Medium Manufacturing Entities (SMMEs) represent over 90% of all of the manufacturing companies in Ohio. While these companies represent the engine of growth for the state, there are many challenges they have to overcome to achieve that growth.
The Ohio State University’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) has been chosen by the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) to support the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). This program is a logical extension of The Ohio State University’s land grant mission and will provide access to the resources of the university for SMMEs in the 15 county Central Ohio region.
The MEP initiative at Ohio State will focus on providing value-added manufacturing consulting services to the identified SMMEs in our region. The initiative will also create and maintain a network of regional support partners assist these companies in the execution of their growth plans. SMME potential clients will not be charged any fees for initial consultations.
Learn more on the official MEP Website.