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Join in Celebrating U.S. Manufacturing

Manufacturing Day 2017 is October 6th. Industry leaders and community organizations across the U.S. are joining together to showcase manufacturing and the opportunities it presents.

Manufacturing greatly impacts the U.S. economy. A strong manufacturing sector leads to more research and development, innovation, productivity, exports, and middle-class jobs. Consider the following:


Monday, September 18, 2017
Who is #1?: Measuring Manufacturing Value Added per Employee Across the Nation

"I’ve been on a long-term quest to convince folks that productivity is important and not just something economists are concerned about. I’ve written about productivity a couple of times over the years, so when an MEP center director recently asked me to assemble some information on productivity (or a proxy) across the states, I was up for the challenge.


Friday, August 18, 2017
How to Save With Investments in Energy Efficiency.

Improving energy efficiency is a smart investment for nearly any operation. Over time, such investments help reduce your ongoing energy costs. Read More...

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Standing Out: The Importance of Unique Marketing for Long-Term Growth

People are getting bombarded with branding on a daily basis. Are you getting through? Read More...

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Sweeping Regulatory Changes Aimed at Manufacturers: Are You Ready?

The deadline to be compliant with major changes in food safety law is fast approaching. Read how your business might be affected and how MEP can help you prepare. Read More...

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Succession and other Transition Planning

Every business owner has a time when they start wanting to extract themselves from the day-to-day operations of their business and/or want to start planning for eventual complete divestiture from the business. All too often that day comes with little or no notice. Will your business be ready? Read More...

Monday, March 21, 2016
Supply Chain Optimization: Reducing Cost and Risk

Supply chains typically represent around 60 percent of costs. To improve your bottom line, you may find more opportunity in supply chain optimization (SCO). Read More...

Monday, February 1, 2016
Cyber Security: Protect your Data's Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability

Like it or not, our business margin hangs in the balance with the real-time accuracy and reliability of our technology systems. Read More...

Monday, January 25, 2016
Finding Growth Through Exports

Has your business been looking for growth, but you haven't yet determined the right path? You may want to consider exporting. Read More...

Monday, January 11, 2016
Sustainability: Get ahead now, or fall behind fast.

Back in 2009, a study completed by A.T. Kearney found that companies that focus on sustainability outperform other competitors in their industry by an average of 15 percent over the span of six months. Read More...

Tuesday, January 5, 2016