See how our NIST | MEP Network Affiliate
Thanks to our partnership with NIST/MEP, we have access to industry-wide benchmarks and proven, results-based tools.
NIST Manufacturing Extension Program (MEP)
The national MEP network is funded through the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and assists small and medium-sized manufacturing companies by providing products and services designed to help them succeed. Enterprise Minnesota has
successfully leveraged this federal support for more than thirteen years by administering the cooperative agreement that provides for the MEP center in Minnesota.
MEP nationwide network of resources transforms manufacturers to compete globally, supports greater supply chain integration, and provides access to technology for improved productivity.
In the last few years alone we accomplished the following:
1600 Minnesota companies received critical business assistance.
These companies realized a positive economic impact of $47.5 million to their bottom line in increased sales, reduced production costs, and improved employee utilization.
They also invested $39.5 million in new technology.
More than 2,350 jobs have been created or retained.
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