MEP Centers and partners have developed a wide range of services and initiatives to enable manufacturers to identify opportunities that will accelerate and strengthen growth and competitiveness in the global marketplace.
ExporTech™ provides tools and resources for manufacturers to enter or expand their business in global markets.
New Product Development
Product Development addresses all stages of the process, including prototyping and small batch manufacturing assistance.
The Reshoring Initiative educates manufacturers on the benefits of bringing production operations back to the U.S.
R&D through Small Business Innovation Research
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs support manufacturers through a federal grant program.
Technology Driven Marketplace Intelligence
TDMI provides manufacturers an approach to diversify their business into new sectors using technology-focused market intelligence.
Business Continuity Plan
Guides companies to create an easy-to-use, actionable business continuity planning solution in preparing for a broad range of threats.
Lean and Quality Management
Helps companies embrace a culture of ongoing improvement, resulting in reduced lead times and improved efficiency, productivity, and quality.
Provides a wide range of technical and business assistance, supporting the development of competitive manufacturing supply chains.
Helps manufacturers gain a competitive edge by reducing environmental costs and impacts.
Helps manufacturers find technology solutions outside your normal channels.
To be innovative global competitors, U.S. manufacturers require an adaptable workforce with broad skills.
Exports are critical to the American economy: they stimulate economic growth, help to balance the trade deficit, and create jobs.
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Impacts
The SBIR program opens opportunities for manufacturers to receive assistance with the creation of innovative products or services.
Supply Chain Impacts
MEP Centers offer a variety of services to U.S. manufacturers to cover the different aspects of supply chain management and development.
E3 – Economy, Energy Environment is designed to improve production and profitability while reducing energy usage and environmental impact.