CREC Project News and Updates

CREC Travels to Nashville, Tennessee

November 18, 2014

CREC staff, Ken Poole and Mark White, travel to the MEP Director’s meeting in Nashville, Tennessee where CREC research on enhancing MEP’s measurement system as well as alternative approaches to evaluating and reporting were featured extensively. Additionally, CREC was also featured for work completed earlier in the year regarding identifying supply chain linkages for the Illinois ¬†Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEPI).

This is all part of CREC’s work in support of the MEP State Relations Team, allowing us to keep abreast of the developments in the MEP system, particularly as they relate to technology acceleration.

The National Insttitute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a public/private partership whose strategic objective is to create value for all manufacturers, with a particular focus on small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs represent nearly 99% of manufacturing firms in the U.S. and form the essential fabric of the U.S. manufacturing infrastructure. MEP is able to provide this support to individual manufacturers through its nationwide network of local centers made up of teams of experts and business professionals.