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NIST MEP’s mission is to enhance the productivity and technological performance of U.S. manufacturing.

Graphic overview of MEP National Network - FY 2021 Economic Impact Results, How MEPs work with Manufacturers

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),
  • 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico,
  • the MEP Advisory Board,
  • MEP Center boards, and
  • the Foundation for Manufacturing Excellence, as well as
  • over 1,400 trusted advisors and experts at approximately 450 MEP service locations,
  • providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.
  • In 2021, the MEP National Network connected with 34,307 manufacturers, leading to $14.4 billion in sales, $1.5 billion in cost savings, $5.2 billion in new client investments, and helping to create and retain 125,746 U.S. manufacturing jobs.

Click here to view the 2021 National Impact Data.