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2023 Manufacturing Outlook
eBook: IndustryWeek’s 2023 Manufacturing Outlook

Q3 2022 Lehigh Valley Real Estate Report
Courtesy of Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

Department of Commerce Launches Job Quality Toolkit
The new Baldrige Job Quality Toolkit (opens PDF) is an easy-to-use tool aimed at small and medium-sized organizations. It introduces Baldrige principles and tools to support organizational success. The effort is an outgrowth of a partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce and Department of Labor over the last three years to support various workforce excellence initiatives.

Manufacturers’ Guide to Industry 4.0 Technologies
The go-to resource for small and medium-sized manufacturers

Courtesy of NIST Manufacturing Innovation Blog
How Supplier Scouting Could Lead Manufacturers to Reshoring

Smarter Manufacturing Blog Posts
Courtesy of the Manufacturing Innovation Blog powered by the Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Five Steps to Being a Smarter Manufacturer
Smart Manufacturing Through a Lean Transformation Process
So What Exactly is Smart Manufacturing – Finding energy efficient products made in the U.S. is easy with the Building Clean website.  Building Clean can help anyone from homeowners to contractors identify U.S. made energy and water saving products for their new construction or home improvement projects. the site also serves as a resource for businesses looking to identify supply chain, manufacturing and market opportunities and patterns in energy efficient product sectors.

Playbook for Manufacturing Competitiveness
Courtesy of Pennsylvania Manufacturing Advisory Council

Coutesy of Deloitte
2022 Manufacturing Industry Outlook
Eyeing growth despite turbulence

Manufacturing a Post-Pandemic Future
an MPI Manufacturing Study Executive Summary
Courtesy of Industry Week and The MPI Group (

These resources are courtesy of NIST MEP

MEP program impact generates a substantial economic and financial return of more than 13:1 for the $140 million invested in FY 2019 by the federal government.  The National-Level Economic Impact of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP): Estimates for Fiscal Year 2019 Download is courtesy of W.E. Upjohn Institute Research.

NIST MEP funded this new report available for download, Examining the Quality, Market Value, and Effectiveness of Manufacturing Credentials in the United States, researched and produced by 

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