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About Us


FloridaMakes is a service designed to strengthen Florida’s high-wage manufacturing sector. We understand the unique needs facing manufacturing firms.

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How We Approach Our Work

FloridaMakes is driven by a core set of operational values that guide how we approach our work.

Our operational values

  • We deliver customer-centric service with top and bottom line results
  • We create partners, not competitors
  • We increase access to and successful use of outside resources
  • We raise all ships by increasing the performance and responsiveness of the entire manufacturing
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  • We “walk the talk” by leveraging and employing technology in our services
  • We exist for public good
  • We exist to add value and make a measurable difference for Florida manufacturers
  • We invest our time, energy and resources in companies that invest in themselves


FloridaMakes is the official representative of the MEP National Network and NIST MEP in the state of Florida.

The MEP National Network™ is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fuelling 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.

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Learn how FloridaMakes works with Florida manufacturers - and how we can help unlock growth opportunities and cost savings for your business.

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