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Kentucky, Your MEP is at the Top!

As of the end of the 3rd Quarter for this year, The US Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program has given Kentucky’s MEP (Advantage Kentucky Alliance) the highest possible rating (100 out of a possible 100).  In the past year, Kentucky Manufacturers have obtained new sales of over $9.5 million and retained sales of over $15.6 million due to AKA programs and projects alone.  In addition, our projects and programs have created or retained over 1,660 jobs, instilled confidence of our clients to invest an additional $23.5 million into their manufacturing plants, and have produced direct savings of over $9.7 million.  All of this in our humble little Commonwealth!“ROI GraphicTo put it another way, manufacturers that have used the services of Advantage Kentucky Alliance in the past year, have received back nearly $40 ($39.75) for each dollar that they invested in the AKA services.   That means that our services had an ROI of 3,875%. Kentucky certainly has plenty of reason to be proud of its Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program (Advantage Kentucky Alliance).  Contact Kurt Felten, AKA Marketing Specialist at 606-620-0076 or kurt.felten@wku.edu to get the ball rolling on this kind of Return on your company’s Investment.

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