What is MEP?
Since 1988, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has been committed to strengthening U.S. manufacturing, continually evolving to meet the changing needs of manufacturers. Through its services and partnerships, it has had a profound impact on the growth of well-paying jobs, the development of dynamic manufacturing communities, and the enhancement of American innovation and global competitiveness
MEP’s strength is in its partnerships. Through its collaborations at the federal, state and local level, MEP puts manufacturers in position to develop new products and customers, expand into global markets, adopt new technology, reshore production, and more. And because of its direct contact with manufacturers, MEP serves as a valuable bridge to other organizations that share a passion for enhancing the manufacturing community.
For every dollar of federal investment, MEP clients generate nearly $19 in new sales, which translates into $2.5 billion annually. And for every $2,001 of federal investment, MEP creates or retains one U.S. manufacturing job. Since 1988, MEP has worked with nearly 80,000 manufacturers, leading to $88 billion in sales and $14 billion in cost savings, and it has helped create more than 729,000 jobs.
Founded in 1988, HVTDC is a non-profit organization partially funded by NYSTAR (NYS Empire State Development Division of Science, Technology and Innovation) and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). HVTDC serves as the NYSTAR designated Regional Technology Development Center for the NY Hudson Valley Region and is one of nearly 350 NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) locations across the U.S.
You can read about HVTDC's successes on the highlights section of our website and some of MEP's successes here. For more information, contact Business Development Advisor, Ralph Brown, at (845) 391-8214 ext. 3015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.