About Our Center

Helping Manufacturers Excel In Every Facet of Business

Impact Washington is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Washington manufacturers to work smarter and to prosper. Since 1997, we have delivered 3,000 value-driven improvement solutions to more than 1,500 of Washington's small and medium-sized businesses, helping them compete and grow.

Impact Washington is affiliated with the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and is part of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program. With centers in every state, the MEP National Network serves as an outgrowth of the U.S. Government's policy to develop and deploy affordable manufacturing expertise for improving the competitiveness of manufacturing for small and medium-sized companies (SMMs)

With a national mission to strengthen and empower U.S. manufacturers, the network comprises 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, with over 1,400 trusted advisors and experts at more than 385 MEP service locations.

Impact Washington works with manufacturers to identify their unique challenges and opportunities to make it more profitable and a better place to work. Excellence in manufacturing comes from dedication to leading-edge management and operational practices that keep organizations ahead of the competition.

Our experienced staff is committed to helping build a thriving manufacturing industry across the entire state of Washington by providing a wide array of consulting and training solutions in the workforce and leadership development, growth, supply chain, cybersecurity, skills development, technology acceleration, operational excellence, food processing, research services and more.

Our expertise and federal, state, and local resources make improvement, growth, and sustainability possible for manufacturers ready to advance their competitive edge in today's global economy and excel in every facet of manufacturing.

We focus on creating value and strengthening manufacturers' competitiveness by boosting growth, productivity, reducing costs, and increasing capacity through customized, hands-on solutions and implementation.

We also provide access to both Washington state and federal grants.

Check out our success stories from other manufacturers in our state and contact us to see how we can assist you.

The Power of Partnerships and The MEP National Network™

Each MEP Center tailor its services to meet critical needs of their manufacturing community. Services range from process improvement and workforce development to specialized business practices, including supply chain integration, innovation, and technology transfer. The MEP's National foundation is built upon its partnerships. Each Center is the hub for manufacturers, connecting them with government agencies, trade associations, universities and research laboratories, state and federal initiatives, and a host of other resources to help them grow and innovate. Learn more about the strategic goals and measures of success by viewing the PDF of the MEP National Network™ Strategic Plan.

As a public-private partnership, the MEP National Program delivers a high return on investment to taxpayers. For every one dollar of federal investment in FY 2021, the MEP National Network generated $26.20 in new sales growth and $34.50 in new client investment. This translates into $3.9 billion in new sales. During this same time, for every $1,193 of federal investment, the Network created or retained one manufacturing job. 

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, the Network interacted with 34,307 manufacturers. According to clients surveyed in FY 2021, the MEP National Network helped manufacturers achieve $14.4 billion in sales, $1.5 billion in cost savings, $5.2 billion in new client investments, and helped to create and retain 125,746 U.S. manufacturing jobs--view the National Impact Data PDF for more information about NIST MEP, the National Network, and client impacts.