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NCMEP operates as an alliance of complementary programs who have strong standalone missions focusing on enhancing the performance of manufacturing in North Carolina. The leaders of the key statewide outreach partner programs determine joint efforts and identify innovative ways to further help companies through participation on the NCMEP Advisory Board.


The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) has received a $1.5 million federal award for small and medium size manufacturers to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding comes as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act that passed Congress in March, 2020.

The CARES Act included $50 million for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) to help manufacturers prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NCMEP is the recipient of a $1M, three-year grant from the U.S Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in support of its newly formed MEP Digital Supply Chain Network (MDSCN). The MDSCN coalition is led by NCMEP and is joined by MEP Centers from Maryland and Massachusetts.

MDSCN will use the new funding to design assessment and training strategies for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMM) in order to meet the demands of digital supply chains, which use real-time data to monitor and deliver products and services.

Using the results of the assessment, MDSCN will deliver MEP services that are customized to meet the needs, business goals and readiness level of each manufacturer. MDSCN will help targeted SMMs develop roadmaps to increase digital supply chain presence and participation.

To learn more, please contact Michael Mullins, Regional Manager, NC State Industry Expansion Solutions, 919-515-8812



Do you want greater visibility of your manufacturing capabilities and the ability to reach new customers? Manufactured in North Carolina (MNC) offers every North Carolina manufacturer a free profile page that can act as the company’s own professional website. Company profiles greatly extend potential visibility and exposure to customers across town, the nation or even an ocean or two.

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The MNC Network is a knowledge management and business-to-business hub for North Carolina’s vibrant manufacturing base. The MNC Network creates and maintains local, statewide and national channels for interactive learning and profitable engagement.

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