A Publication of WTVP

Our experience in assisting manufacturers indicates the greatest benefits can be achieved when companies make improvements throughout their entire enterprise, from the production floor to administration, operational planning to technology, and everything in between. Long-term success depends on the ability of manufacturers to respond quickly to changes in market conditions, and to continuously improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of their products. To ensure IMEC can maximize its own effectiveness in helping companies meet these challenges, we are making important improvements in our service and in working with clients.

FY 2001 Results and Benefits—According to IMEC’s annual report, in 2001, Illinois manufacturers reported the following benefits as a result of IMEC’s services:

A recent study by the Center for Economic Studies at the U.S. Census Bureau found Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) clients experience productivity gains more than four times greater than comparable firms that did not use MEP. A conservative estimate of the return on federal investment is the MEP program returns at least $4 to the federal government in the form of tax revenue for every $1 of federal funds invested in the program. IBI