North Carolina’s Resource for Manufacturing Excellence

Manufacturing Competitiveness Review

Our no-cost one-day Competitiveness Review is the core of NCMEP’s business improvement services and the first step in our strategic, hands-on approach to help improve your company’s performance. The Competitiveness Review is a comprehensive, on-site evaluation of your company’s operations that appraises capabilities and gauges the effectiveness of business systems.

North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership


The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) is the official representative of the MEP National NetworkTM and NIST MEP in North Carolina. The MEP National Network is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing.

NCMEP is a proven resource as a public-private operating alliance of state-supported programs, working together to help manufacturing companies become operationally efficient and well-positioned to grow profitably.

Manufactured in North Carolina

MNC Network

NCMEP coordinates with key outreach partners to provide programs aimed at supporting and cultivating North Carolina manufacturers. One of these programs includes the Manufactured in North Carolina (MNC) Network. The MNC Network is a knowledge management and business-to-business hub for North Carolina’s vibrant manufacturing base. The network creates and maintains local, statewide and national channels for interactive learning and profitable engagement.

Membership offers manufacturers a competitive advantage through a series of unique opportunities to:

  • Promote and grow North Carolina manufacturing
  • Share and learn operation best practices
  • Connect and network with peers
  • Localize supply chains
MFGCON Powered by Business NC & NCMEP Logo


For six years, NCMEP and Business NC have collaborated to put on MFGCON. MFGCON is a manufacturing conference that encapsulates the current and future trends within the manufacturing industry, allows manufacturers to network and provides manufacturers with straightforward knowledge that they can go back to their organizations and apply. This year, on November 3–4, NCMEP will be hosting its seventh annual MFGCON—MFGCON 21—at the Durham Convention Center. The conference will feature the most up-to-date and relevant topics from North Carolina’s most influential manufacturing thought leaders. This year’s areas of focus include:

  • Workforce Excellence
  • Operation Excellence
  • Leadership and Culture
  • Technology Innovation and Strategic Growth