FY 2022 Annual Report – Rhode Island’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership
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Moving Manufacturers — and the Ocean State Economy — Forward
As the designated Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Partnership center, Polaris MEP’s team helped clients move forward in FY 2022 (July 2021 through June 2022) through innovation, connections and collaboration.
Polaris MEP’s IMPACT during this time included $96.9 million in increased or retained sales, and 974 jobs added or retained by small and medium-sized manufacturers.
This time period featured both challenges — the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, global supply chain breakdowns, workforce shortages — and great achievement. Check out the “year at a glance” slideshow below for some of the highlights.
Uniquely Positioned to Deliver IMPACT from State- and Federally-Funded Manufacturing Support
Polaris MEP leverages state funding to pull federal dollars down and provide resources to Rhode Island manufacturing companies. This sector includes ~1,400+ employers and accounts for nearly 10% of the state’s private sector workforce.
A trusted non-profit, we are uniquely positioned to deliver measurable impact from state and federal investments.
The “MEP” in our name stands for Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and is key to our achievements.
- We are mission-driven to grow and strengthen RI’s Manufacturing sector.
- We are the local affiliate of the national Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership network and a business unit of the URI Research Foundation. This Extends our reach so we can leverage regional and national resources to benefit RI.
- We Partner with industry, academia, government and beyond to maximize results.
Download a PDF of the report to learn more about the positive outcomes of work with manufacturing employers in FY2022.
Questions? Comments? Call Marketing Manager Erin Read at 401-270-8896 x 406.
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Selected Polaris MEP CY 2022 Accomplishments
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