National Partnerships


Manufacturing Extension Partnership
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), 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and its 1,300 trusted advisors and experts at nearly 600 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed.

In 2018, the MEP National Network interacted with 27,707 manufacturers, leading to $16 billion in new and retained sales, $1.7 billion in cost savings, $4 billion in new client investments, and helping to create and retain more than 122,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs.



Michigan Economic Development Corporation
The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center is closely affiliated with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) with the shared goal of making Michigan businesses vibrant, driving GDP growth, and creating new and lasting jobs.