MEP National Network

MEP National Network

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, 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.

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program is commemorating its 30th anniversary this year. The MEP National Network’s mission is to strengthen and empower U.S. manufacturers and its emphasis on delivering tangible economic impact. When you look at the cumulative impact data, the results are rather impressive. All told: Since 1988, MEP has worked with 94,033 manufacturers, leading to $111.3 billion in sales, $18.8 billion in cost savings, and it has helped create and retain 985,317 jobs. MEP’s thirty years tells a compelling story about a mission-driven organization with ambitious goals fulfilling on its promise to strengthen and empower U.S. manufacturers, and in doing so, advancing U.S. manufacturing.

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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.