Ohio State center will help regional manufacturing companies grow.
The Ohio State University’s Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME) will receive up to $8.6 million in federal, state and industry funding over the next five years to lead a program facilitating growth of small- and mid-sized manufacturing companies in the 15-county central Ohio region. The program is funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technologies, with matching funds provided by the Ohio Development Services Agency, which administers operations through seven regional affiliates.
CDME was designated as a new Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) affiliate organization on Oct. 1 and began execution immediately.
As the largest industry sector in the state of Ohio—accounting for 17 percent of the state’s GDP—manufacturing is critical to Ohio’s economy.
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