Re-developing Delta County Michigan's local manufacturing as well as finding new opportunities rests on the ability to obtain contracts. Small manufacturing business do not always have the ability or manpower to scout out new contracts. Having the information in one place where small manufacturers can review available work leads to new projects, revenues, and jobs that helps the local community.
The White House has initiated new pro-American manufacturing emphasis that gives preference to American suppliers. Delta County businesses might consider scanning this database and coordinating their efforts to meet some of these manufacturing opportunities. You can read more about it HERE.
"The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is based at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The national Program Office (NIST MEP) which provides the federal government funding for the MEP National Network™ is located in Gaithersburg, MD. The MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP), 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and its over 1,400 trusted advisors and experts at more than 385 MEP service locations, providing any U.S. manufacturer with access to resources they need to succeed."