Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) applauded the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) grant award totaling approximately $7.04 Million to the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Board of Regents and the University of Nevada, Reno to develop projects to help solve new or emerging manufacturing problems.
“Manufacturing in Nevada is a contributor to economic growth in the state. As we look at more ways to diversify the state’s economy and create more jobs for Nevadans, these grants will give the state the ability to identify more opportunities to enhance our manufacturing capabilities by training a competitive workforce, helping manufacturers become more efficient, and promoting new research of products and markets. I look forward to continuing to partner with the Commerce Department as we train the next generation of workers and industry leaders.”
The Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents and the University of Nevada, Reno Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers will receive awards totaling approximately $7.04 Million to add capabilities to the MEP Program including the development of projects to solve new or emerging manufacturing problems that are not already provided for under a Center’s base MEP award. Project themes included new manufacturing technologies of relevance to small and mid-size manufacturers, particularly those related to Industry/Manufacturing 4.0; supply chain management technologies and practices; and workforce intermediary and business services.