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Small Business Information Security:
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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

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

Smart Manufacturing Is About More Than Just Technology
(courtesy MEPNetwork on

MRP Buyer Trends Report 2018
(Courtesy of

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 – 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.

3D Printing: Transforming the Industrial World
(courtesy of Industry Week)