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The Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Ohio MEP)


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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 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

Special MEP RFP SE Region Released

The Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program releases a competitive Request for Proposal for the Southeast Region.

The Ohio MEP is a network of service providers who offer expertise to help drive increased productivity and growth, support innovation and enhance global competitiveness for Ohio manufacturers.  These manufacturing experts provide in-depth guidance in the form of projects to support the business needs with a fee-for-service model.  Small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises (SMME) are provided special subsidies to support new opportunities for growth.  Please open the link at the top left of this page to learn more in preparing your proposal.

Special Request for Proposals (RFP) for Ohio Southeast Region (Program Years 2018-2021)

RFP timeline:

  • RFP Released – May 17, 2017
  • Pre-bid Conference – June 1, 2017
  • (Non-binding) Letters of Intent due by 1:00 p.m. on June 9, 2017
  • Proposals due by 1:00 p.m. on July 7, 2017
  • Project start date October 1, 2017