Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1999
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation
Policy Target:Industry
Agency:National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Legal References:P.L. 100-418; CFR title 15, Part 290; Technology Administration Act of 1998 (H.R. 1274)

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a nationwide network of resources that helps manufacturers transform to compete globally, supports greater supply chain integration, and provides access to technology for improved productivity. The MEP focuses on five strategic growth areas, including continuous improvement, technology acceleration and sustainabiliy. MEP consists of non-profit centers that provide small/medium sized manufacturers with the technical experience and services they need to succeed. For example, MEP provides assistance with implementing lean manufacturing and reducing material and energy consumption. The Parnership programme can also provide grants to partners and MEP affiliate centers, for example to encourage expanded manufacturing of green building technologies.

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