Economic Impact at the National Level of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

Project Dates

02/20/2017 -


Using a two-region REMI model, estimate the impacts of MEP activities on the macro economy for the period Q4:2015 to Q3:2016. The analysis will be based on more than 6,500 survey responses from firms who received services from MEP centers across the country. The traditional measures of impact will be changes to employment, GDP, wages as well as potential returns from income tax revenue from personal income tax. A series of REMI simulations will be run using firm and industry variables as well as using reduced amounts of inputs as part of a sensitivity analysis around the causal impacts of the MEP involvement. The final products will be a technical report and a summary report, both of which will be in a PowerPoint report style as well as a webinar with the MEP centers.


The National-Level Economic Impact of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), Jim Robey, Randall Eberts, Kathleen Bolter, George Erickcek, Marie Holler, Nicholas Marsh, Brian Pitelko and Claudette Robey (2017)

Executive Summary (2017)

Appendix (2017)


SSTI representing National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

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