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NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

 About the Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Since 1988, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has worked to strengthen and empower U.S. manufacturing through a nationwide network of MEP Centers. The MEP National Network is comprised of NIST MEP, 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and over 1,450 trusted advisors and experts at more than 430 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.

MEP Centers work with small to medium-sized U.S. manufacturers to develop new products and customers, expand and diversify markets, adopt new technologies, enhance value within supply chains and assist with a wide range of workforce challenges. View the MEP National Network Overview PDF for more information about the MEP National Network and client impacts. You can also contact your local MEP Center for additional information.



Created December 1, 2016, Updated November 5, 2023