Access to Capital Report

In an independent capital access assessment study commissioned by MEP in 2011, the strategy and management consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton examined the environment and factors defining the capital access challenges currently being experienced by small manufacturers and some possible solutions for addressing these challenges. The report, Connecting Small Manufacturers with the Capital Needed to Grow, Compete, and Succeed, notes that the scarcity of available capital and credit is particularly impactful on the manufacturing sector, which is very capital intensive and often requires the financing of Just-in Time inventories and receivables over longer periods than other sectors of the economy. Learn more.