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  The NIST Manufacturing Extension Program for Kentucky

AKA, Who, What, Where?

Who We Are:

AKA is a statewide, not-for-profit partnership who provides assistance and training to help manufacturers of all sizes grow and improve! We are the affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program for the State of Kentucky.

What We Do:

AKA offers expertise, training, and facilitated planning to manufacturers in a whole myriad of areas such as business strategies, process improvement, business growth and cost reduction.

Where We Are:


How We have Done:

At the national level, NIST MEPs have increased and retained sales in the past year by $12.6 Billion, created over 100,000 jobs, and helped companies cut expenses by $1.7 Billion.

At the State level (as of Q2, 2018), In the past year AKA has increased and retained sales at Kentucky Manufacturers by $74.9 Million, Created over 1,994 jobs in Kentucky, and has helped Kentucky Manufacturers cut costs to the tune of $8.2 MillionThe total dollar impact on Kentucky Manufacturers for the past year is $102.4 Million.

Click here to see what the National MEP Network says about the impacts of your KY MEP!

Meet the Team - Click here


Who We Have Worked With:




We are organized under Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY.  But, we have resources all over Kentucky!

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