The MEP National Network™ is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing.
The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is part of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The MEP National Network, whose mission is to strengthen and empower U.S. manufacturers, comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), the 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, the MEP Advisory Board, MEP Center boards, and the Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence, as well as over 1,400 trusted advisors and experts at approximately 450 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.
The MEP National Network and its manufacturing clients are working with state and federal government to respond to unprecedented challenges and needs. NIST MEP created a document that highlights what Centers across the country are doing to help. The document highlights how the Network is:
According to clients surveyed in FY 2021, the MEP National Network helped manufacturers achieve $14.4 billion in new and retained sales, $1.5 billion in cost savings, $5.2 billion in new client investments, and helped to create and retain 125,746 U.S. manufacturing jobs. View the National Impact Data PDF for more information about NIST MEP, the National Network, and client impacts.
Centers tailor services to meet critical needs, ranging from process improvement and workforce development to specialized business practices, including supply chain integration, innovation, and technology transfer. MEP's foundation is built upon its partnerships. Centers are the hub for manufacturers, connecting them with government agencies, trade associations, universities and research laboratories, state and federal initiatives, and a host of other resources to help them grow and innovate. Learn more about the strategic goals and measures of success by viewing the PDF of the MEP National Network™ Strategic Plan.
Source: MEP Enterprise Information System
Contact your local MEP Center to learn how the Network helps manufacturers thrive.