By coordinating the work of various groups around the state toward the common goal of helping Mississippi’s small and medium manufacturers compete in the global market, MMA-MEP is not only providing a greater level of service than would otherwise be available, but also reducing the overall cost to the state for delivering this service. This is achieved through using a common resource database to ensure that manufacturers get state-wide access to needed resources without requiring expensive duplication of these resources.
In addition, by providing a quality assessment of the client manufacturer’s needs prior to the start of any services, manufacturers can be sure that the services that are provided are the most relevant to meet their needs. In the case of state workforce development funds and other public funds, this focus on highly relevant training and services ensures that tax dollars are used in the most efficient manner possible.
Below are some Success Stories to illustrate how some Mississippi manufacturing-based companies are benefiting from MMA-MEP: