The Administration’s Build Back Better Manufacturing Connection at ACCELERATE2022

Building Connections for U.S. Based Diverse Manufacturers


Under Section 7 Supplier Scouting of the Administration’s Executive Order on “Ensuring the Future Is Made in all of America by All of American Workers,” dated January 25, 2021, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST-MEP) has the primary responsibility of “identifying American companies, including small-and medium-sized companies that are able to produce goods and products, materials in the United States that meet Federal procurement needs. The mission is to help U.S. based Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) bring more of their production through small and mid-size manufacturers back to the U.S. and to support them through their network of MEP Centers. Diverse Manufacturing Supply Chain Alliance (DMSCA) is collaborating with NIST-MEP in a national effort to ensure outreach to diverse suppliers in the private sector with the coordinated support of affinity organizations throughout the U.S. that provide socio-economic-gender certification.

As a primary presenter at ACCELERATE2022, participants will learn first-hand how to engage and take advantage of NIST-MEP support programs and more about the U.S. game plan for re-shoring production. Since the genesis of the DMSCA is rooted in a pilot project first developed at the South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (SCMEP), the NIST-MEP attendance at ACCELERATE2022 represents a continued collaboration that will focus on supporting the NIST-MEP mandate of outreach and identification of U.S. manufacturing suppliers.

So, watch for more information about ACCEERATE2022 and plan to attend.