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Make it in America
From 2011–2013 MEP launched a Make it in America Campaign to highlight the importance of U.S. manufacturing and honored them by showcasing their contributions. Each week, the site featured an MEP manufacturer that is Making it in America. Throughout the campaign, over 130 outstanding companies were showcased.
MEP centers have also embraced the campaign with state programs. By inviting manufacturers to be part of their online Made in Your State directory, centers enhance their connection to local companies and their role as a bridge between manufacturers and the community. The programs help potential customers find manufacturers; encourage firms to network with each other, sharing ideas and news; and support MEP's promotion of the manufacturing sector by highlighting some of the most promising and exciting manufacturers in each state.
MEP created a Make it in America Exhibit to exhibit demonstrate the variety of innovative products made by MEP clients from around the country. More than 150 manufacturers donated products to the exhibit from surf paddles and New Balance shoes to parking meters and digital detectors used with mammograms. Take a look at the variety of products U.S. manufacturing makes on the exhibit page.