Our efforts help ensure what's invented here is made here by a skilled American workforce.
National Program Office
The Manufacturing USA network is operated by the interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, which is headquartered in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in the Department of Commerce. The office operates in partnership with the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Departments of Education, Agriculture, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Labor.
The office began as a pilot, recommended by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, but the overarching mission has not changed:
- To convene and enable industry-led, private-public partnerships focused on manufacturing innovation and engaging U.S. universities.
- To design and implement an integrated whole-of-government advanced manufacturing initiative to facilitate collaboration and information sharing across federal agencies.
- By coordinating federal resources and programs, the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office enhances technology transfer in U.S. manufacturing industries and helps companies overcome technical obstacles to scale-up new technologies and products.
Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing: Manufacturing USA and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership
This infographic highlights how Manufacturing USA® and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership support U.S. manufacturers. Both are public-private partnerships with unique models created to improve national competitiveness. Manufacturing USA institutes focus on large-scale collaboration with multiple organizations working together on applied R&D technology development projects, while MEP Centers focus primarily on one-on-one interactions with small and medium-sized manufacturers in their respective states.