Survey: MMTC Helped Michigan Manufacturers Create, Retain Jobs, Sales


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In 2018, the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center helped create or retain more than 10,000 jobs and assisted in $251 million in new sales, according to a third-party survey.

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The Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, with its main office in Plymouth Township, helped create or retain more than 10,000 jobs and assisted in $251 million in new sales, according to the 2018 client impact survey conducted for the center by an independent third party, the Fors Marsh Group of Virginia.

The new survey questioned 425 MMTC client companies. The respondents reported that the center’s involvement helped to:

  • Create or retain 10,651 jobs
  • Produce $251 million in new sales and $1.6 billion in retained sales
  • Achieve $81.7 million in cost savings
  • Facilitate $195.7 million in investments

The center works directly with Michigan manufacturers to provide expertise and services tailored to meet critical needs including process improvements, workforce training, business strategy development, and cybersecurity guidance. The services help manufacturers accelerate and strengthen growth and competitiveness in the global marketplace.

“Whether you’re a new manufacturer just starting out or a company that’s been around for 100 years, changes in the industry are creating new opportunities and challenges,” says Mike Coast, president of the MMTC. “Our role is to help manufacturers navigate these changes and provide the tools, training, and resources they need to succeed. With our staff of industry and business experts, we are uniquely positioned to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers with their toughest challenges.”

The center is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Michigan. The MEP National Network is a public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth, and advancing U.S. manufacturing.

Focused on helping SMMs generate business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy, the MEP National Network comprises the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and more than 1,300 advisors and experts at more than 400 MEP service locations.

During its fiscal 2018, the MEP National Network assisted more than 27,000 U.S. manufacturers to:

  • Create or retain more than 122,000 jobs
  • Produce nearly $16 billion in new and retained sales
  • Realize $4.0 billion in new client investments
  • Achieve $1.7 billion in cost savings
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