Impact Reports

Delivering Measurable Results

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) delivers value for manufacturers.

As a program of the U.S. Department of Commerce, MEP offers a range of effective resources to help manufacturers identify opportunities that will accelerate and strengthen their growth and competitiveness in the global marketplace. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (MEP of LA) is the MEP Center in Louisiana.

Manufacturers Served

in the U.S.

2020 Fiscal Year Impacts (National)

  • 105,478 JOBS created or retained

  • $13.0 BILLION in new and retained sales

  • $2.7 BILLION in cost savings

  • $4.9 BILLION in new client investments

MEP of Louisiana sustains the Louisiana economy.

The services provided lead to improvement in client sales, investments, and cost savings, as well as increased and retained employment. Data is collected by an independent third party contracted by NIST MEP to conduct surveys six months after completion of a project.

2020 Fiscal Year Impacts (Louisiana)

  • 989 JOBS created or retained

  • $28.6 MILLION in new and retained sales

  • $5.7 MILLION in cost savings

  • $15.9 MILLION in new client investments




New and Retained

  • $32 Million in New Sales
  • $79 Million in Retained Sales




New investments reported by MEP of LA
Clients were in areas such as:

  • Plant and Equipment
  • New Products
  • Processes




Cost savings reported by MEP of LA clients