Made in Indiana 2020
To best serve the competitive needs of small and mid-sized manufacturers in Indiana, the Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has outlined a five year vision—the Made in Indiana 2020 plan. This strategy builds upon the Center's history of high marks within the MEP national program's performance metrics, and more significantly, further expands the Center's contributions to the Indiana economy, which includes past achievements of over $1.2 billion of client reported economic impact.
The Made in Indiana 2020 plan significantly boosts Purdue MEP's manufacturing extension services to small and medium-sized manufacturing firms with the aim of enhancing productivity, accelerating innovation, increasing technical performance, and strengthening competitive positions in the global marketplace. To improve on the Center's past performance, the Made in Indiana 2020 plan calls for an increased presence in critical manufacturing centers across the state; expanded services for small, emerging and rural firms; and a stronger focus on services related to product, customer and market growth. The plan features new engagement and subject matter experts in MEP outreach offices throughout the state, 24 service delivery and economic partnerships, top line growth initiatives, supply chain optimization, and many more competitive business solutions.
The Made in Indiana 2020 plan builds upon four basic principles:
- Enhancing the competitiveness of Indiana manufacturers through an expanded focus to include small, rural and emergent manufacturers and new services that lead to top-line growth as well as bottom-line savings.
- Championing the manufacturing industry by communicating its positive impacts on industry and workforce to all interested parties, as well as continued participation in events that highlight the successes of Indiana manufacturing.
- Supporting partnerships to leverage available resources, programs and leaders across the state to emphasize the manufacturing sector as an economic engine.
- Developing capabilities in line with Indiana manufacturing priorities, including an increased capacity to deliver innovation and growth services to small and medium-sized manufacturers.