Rebekah McCarter

Lead Supplier Scout

Having spent more than 20 years with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, Rebekah views her fundamental responsibility as head cheerleader and advocate on behalf of Michigan’s manufacturing community. Officially, Rebekah is the Lead Supplier Scout for Michigan, part of a national program that effectively identifies domestic suppliers that meet the specifications of OEMs and other U.S. manufacturers, with a special focus on connecting Michigan companies with other Michigan companies. There’s a wealth of expertise available within small and medium sized companies. If you are looking to mitigate risk in your supply chain, transition to more local sourcing of raw materials or augment your minority suppliers, The Center can help. Your next supplier might be right around the corner.

As the Lead Supplier Scout for The Center, she prepares custom market research reports, detailing trends by target industries. Those trends include market leaders, market size, geographic analysis and any regulatory issues that might impact a company seeking to enter the market. She also mines information from proprietary industry databases such as Lexis Nexis, Hoovers, Dunn & Bradstreet, and other sources on behalf of supplier scouting requests and client projects. 

Previously, Rebekah served as The Center’s Business Systems Program Manager and NIST Coordinator. In that role, she oversaw The Center’s compliance with all Federal and State Reporting requirements, including Regional Office Performance. 

Education
Rebekah earned her Bachelor of Science in both Teaching and Counseling with a minor in Biblical Studies from Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, GA. She is also certified as an Economic Gardening Market Research Professional by the Edward Lowe Foundation. 

PUBLICATIONS

Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow​
Need Help with Business Planning? Use Market Research!
Apprenticeships Today, Skilled Workers… Today?

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