Lots of things happened over the past quarter century. We want to recognize one that’s near and dear to us: 25 years ago, legislation was signed into law creating the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). What started out as a handful of MEP Centers in the early 90s has grown into a nationwide network serving manufacturers in every state. MEP is a public-private partnership working across government and industry to identify the needs of manufacturers, present opportunities for growth, and foster a competitive industry. Since 1988, MEP has worked with nearly 76,000 manufacturers on projects ranging from innovation strategies to process improvements to workforce development. Through a special blog series, we will reflect on the past, highlight the evolution of the program, and feature accomplishments of the program, our centers and, most importantly, our clients. Thanks for your role in making these past 25 years a success. We look forward to the decades ahead!
Special MEP Blog Series