Ohio Earns Major Defense Manufacturing Designation

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced yesterday that the U.S. Department of Defense has made a commitment to Ohio’s defense manufacturers and put the state in position to receive a $5 million grant to improve manufacturing processes and train workers for next-generation jobs.

The Defense Department has designated Ohio as a Defense Manufacturing Community, which is a program designed to support long-term community investments that strengthen national security innovation and expand the capabilities of defense manufacturing.

OMA President Eric Burkland said, “The OMA is excited to continue to expand our partnership with the Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership and Ohio Development Services Agency in support of new resources directed to defense manufacturers. We will be working with the endorsed regional sector partnerships in support of current and prospective defense manufacturers.” 9/3/2020