Issue Background

Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership


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

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.

“For every one dollar of federal investment, the MEP National Network generates $17.9 in new sales growth for manufacturers. For every $1,501 of federal investment, the Network creates or retains one manufacturing job.”

The American Small Manufacturers Coalition (ASMC) is a trade association of manufacturing extension agents working to improve the innovation and productivity of America’s manufacturing community.