Our efforts help ensure what's invented here is made here by a skilled American workforce.

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Improve Our Way of Life

Innovations enabled by the Manufacturing USA institutes results in products that assist workers, make buildings safer, consume less energy, and save lives. Today's research will improve tomorrow’s reality.
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Strengthen Our Economy

Manufacturing USA institutes lead research and development on critical manufacturing technologies to strengthen U.S. global competitiveness, ensuring our country will reap the rewards of American innovation at scale.
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Ensure Our National Security

Manufacturing USA institutes' efforts support a strong advanced manufacturing sector, critical for our cyber, economic, energy, food, and health security. The network's emphasis on domestic manufacturing and technology will secure American prosperity.
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Empower the Next Generation

Manufacturing USA institutes partner with educational organizations to teach advanced manufacturing technologies via workshops, courses, internships, and apprenticeships. With this investment in skills, Manufacturing USA will create the workforce of the future.


Manufacturing USA: Securing America's Manufacturing Future
Manufacturing USA: Securing America's Manufacturing Future


National Program Office

The Manufacturing USA network is operated by the interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, which is headquartered in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in the Department of Commerce. The office operates in partnership with the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Departments of Education, Agriculture, Health and Human Services (HHS), and Labor.

The office began as a pilot, recommended by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, but the overarching mission has not changed:

  • To convene and enable industry-led, private-public partnerships focused on manufacturing innovation and engaging U.S. universities.
  • To design and implement an integrated whole-of-government advanced manufacturing initiative to facilitate collaboration and information sharing across federal agencies.
  • By coordinating federal resources and programs, the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office enhances technology transfer in U.S. manufacturing industries and helps companies overcome technical obstacles to scale-up new technologies and products.

Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing: Manufacturing USA and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership

This infographic highlights how Manufacturing USA® and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership support U.S. manufacturers. Both are public-private partnerships with unique models created to improve national competitiveness. Manufacturing USA institutes focus on large-scale collaboration with multiple organizations working together on applied R&D technology development projects, while MEP Centers focus primarily on one-on-one interactions with small and medium-sized manufacturers in their respective states.

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