Where can I find helpful Federal and State Government Resources?
We've collated a list of Federal and State Government resources that we think you will find useful when considering your Made in USA Initiative.
Strength in Partnerships
Through its collaborations at the federal, state and local level, MEP puts manufacturers in position to develop new products and customers, expand into global markets, adopt new technology, reshore production, and more.
And because of its direct contact with manufacturers, MEP serves as a valuable bridge to other organizations that share a passion for enhancing the manufacturing community.
As a public/private partnership, MEP delivers a high return on investment to taxpayers. For every dollar of federal investment, MEP clients generate nearly $19 in new sales, which translates into $2.5 billion annually. And for every $2,001 of federal investment, MEP creates or retains one U.S. manufacturing job. Since 1988, MEP has worked with nearly 80,000 manufacturers, leading to $88 billion in sales and $14 billion in cost savings, and it has helped create more than 729,000 jobs.
Visit www.nist.gov/mep/ for lots of useful help and information including searching for your local MEP.
Highlighting the Advantages
SelectUSA seeks to highlight the many advantages the United States offers as a location for business and investment.
The site is a directory of resources, which is broken down by state and territory. SelectUSA offers the following services which help to facilitate, accelerate and retain business investment in the United States:
- Business solutions for investors
- Ombudsman Services
- Advocacy Service
- Single Location Promotion
- Facilitated Investment Mission
- Economic Development Organization Counselling
Visit at www.selectusa.commerce.gov to find out how SelectUSA can help you.
Start, Build and Grow your Business
SBA is a free government site dedicated to helping Americans start, build and grow businesses. earch 10 million company profiles to build a list of all potential suppliers.
Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
Several programs and laws have been sponsored that directly affect small business owners. At www.sba.gov you can learn more about how legislation such as the Small Business Jobs Act and SBA initiatives such as the Emerging 200 program can help you and your business succeed.
SBA site is full of free useful knowledge and information, including:
- Starting and managing your business
- Loans and grants
- Learning Center
Visit www.sba.gov for more information
State Government Economic Development Offices
JUMP has a list of contact information for the economic development offices in the U.S. states.
Click here to view the full list of State Government Economic Development Offices.
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