The MEP National Network™ is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing.
Focused on helping small and medium-sized manufacturers generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy, the MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), the 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and over 1,300 trusted advisors and experts at more than 400 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed. In 2018, the MEP National Network connected with 27,700 manufacturers, leading to $16.0 billion in sales, $1.7 billion in cost savings, $4 billion in new client investments, and helped to create and retain more than 122,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs.
What that means for manufacturers working with the FloridaMakes network is a focus on results for your company. Our services are designed to help further your goals for profitability and growth and position you for the future. Depending on your needs and goals, that may include helping you solve a specific manufacturing problem, increase your productivity, adopt best practices, determine how your core capabilities might be used to enter a new market, or enhance your processes through appropriate advanced technology or training.