NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

A partnership between the Federal Government and all 50 states, the MEP program offers a range of resources to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers identify and accelerate growth and competitiveness. Last year, MEP Centers interacted with 26,313 manufacturers, leading to $12.6 billion in sales, $1.7 billion in cost savings, $3.5 billion in new client investments, and helped create and retain more than 100,000 jobs.

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Procurement Technical Assistance Center

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center assists businesses in competing successfully in federal, state and local government contracting. In 2017, our PTAC counselors assisted 1,048 small businesses in Tennessee, generating more than ​$142 million in contract dollars, which led to more than 3,000 jobs created or retained.​​​  

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EDA University Center

The EDA University Center program is housed in the University of Tennessee University Center (UTUC) and has been operated by the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services since 2006. The UTUC leverages the outreach resources, research and technology assets of the statewide University of Tennessee system and those of key centers of innovation in the state to enhance regional innovation ecosystems and economic growth across Tennessee.

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OSHA Training Institute Education Center

A partnership between the University of Tennessee and North Carolina State University, the Southeastern OSHA Training Institute Education Center provides the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA Outreach Training program, OSHA’s primary training for occupational safety and health.

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