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  About MEP

MEP Publications

MEP Annual Report

The MEP Annual Report is designed to present the most notable achievements, development, and facts of the past year. It is meant to be a reference book for all those who are interested in American Manufacturing and the MEP.

2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report

MEP Economic Impact

MEP leverages over $100 million dollars of federal investment into a nearly $300 million dollar program by teaming with industry as well as state and local organizations. MEP provides access to a range of resources meeting the critical and often unique needs of America's manufacturers. The following documents show MEP's economic impact.

2015 Economic Impact
2014 Economic Impact
2013 Economic Impact
2012 Economic Impact

MEP Collaboration Document

The MEP Collaboration Document defines our range of tools and services that help manufacturers identify opportunities, strengthen their growth and competitiveness, and commercialize technologies.


NIST's State Technology Extension Program (STEP) Reports

Alaska Planning Study In the spring and summer of 2014 the National Institute for Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) sought the assistance of the University of Alaska Center for Economic Development (UACED) and its assembled project consortium which included the World Trade Center Alaska, the Juneau Economic Development Council, Green Star Incorporated, and a private sector manufacturing advisory group to assess the viability of reestablishing a Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) center in Alaska.

The purpose of this study is to determine the best model to link the capabilities of existing business assistance programs to support the manufacturing industry by assuring the availability of a wide range or suite of business services such as: business training; assistance in scouting, adapting and transferring appropriate technology and know-how; workforce training; supply chain analysis and development; exporting; and providing on-site consulting services to assist firms.

MEP Advisory Board Reports

Innovation and Product Development in the 21st Century - U.S. manufacturing is at a critical crossroads. Policymakers have a choice to establish a framework to guide the future of manufacturing in the U.S. and to accelerate adjustments to markets or leave its future up to serendipity, chance, complacency, and indifference. U.S. policymakers can help manufacturing firms change, innovate, move into new markets, and adapt to a constantly changing global economic environment or operate under the false assumptions that the industry is not worth the effort.