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Buy American Executive Order Signed

Buy American Executive Order Signed

On January 25, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) to strengthen Buy American provisions. The EO establishes a priority at the highest levels to use federal purchasing power to support American manufacturers of all types and sizes, across the country....

Providence Business News: Five Questions with Phil Ward

Providence Business News: Five Questions with Phil Ward

By Erin Read "There are resources out there to help maintain worker safety and manufacturing productivity despite COVID-19 cases. For manufacturers who haven’t reached out for a Polaris MEP COVID Facilities Assessment yet, the coming of cold weather may be just the...

Providence Business News: R.I. State Incentives for Manufacturers

Providence Business News: R.I. State Incentives for Manufacturers

With a sizeable unemployment pool and a renewed push to reshore production, Rhode Island is offering tax credits, incentives, and manufacturing training and jobs placement programs. Manufacturers can leverage these resources to upskill the labor pool and fill open...

How to Protect Warfighters AND Your Defense Supply Chain Contracts

How to Protect Warfighters AND Your Defense Supply Chain Contracts

"Thousands of our neighbors, friends and families in New England are serving in or working for the military," says Polaris MEP cybersecurity Jean Lehman. "There are aggressive attacks aimed at stealing information to kill our warfighters, to destroy our military...

Creating a Culture of (Cyber) Security

Creating a Culture of (Cyber) Security

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Many Rhode Island manufacturers may feel "spooked" about this month, as in their minds awareness = training and training = snoozefest. Celia Paulsen of the MEP National Network™ has written about how cybersecurity...