Delegation Announces More than $275,000 in Funding to Help Boost North Dakota Manufacturing

Washington – Senators Kent Conrad and John Hoeven and Congressman Rick Berg announced today that the Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership will receive a federal grant totaling more than $275,000 to continue efforts to strengthen and grow manufacturing in North Dakota.


“In order to create jobs and revenue in our state, it is important to continue expanding and improving the businesses that call North Dakota home,” the delegation said in a joint statement.  “The North Dakota MEP does just this by providing companies with the services and tools to compete both domestically and internationally.”

The Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership is a non-profit based in Bismarck.  They will receive $275,148 in funding from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The program works with small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers to help them create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. The nationwide network provides a variety of services, from innovation strategies to process improvements to green manufacturing.

MEP also works with partners at the state and federal levels on programs that put manufacturers in position to develop new customers, expand into new markets and create new products

The grant was awarded by the National Institute of Standards & Technology with funds appropriated by Congress.