AKA - Who, What, Where

AKA is a statewide, not-for-profit partnership who provides assistance and training to help manufacturers of all sizes grow and improve! We are the affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program for the State of Kentucky.

AKA offers expertise, training, and facilitated planning to manufacturers in a whole myriad of areas such as business strategies, process improvement, business growth and cost reduction.

At the national level, NIST MEPs have increased and retained sales in the past year by $16 Billion, created over 122,000 jobs, and helped companies cut expenses by $1.7 Billion. Learn More

At the State level (as of Q2, 2018), In the past year AKA has increased and retained sales at Kentucky Manufacturers by $74.9 Million, Created over 1,994 jobs in Kentucky, and has helped Kentucky Manufacturers cut costs to the tune of $8.2 Million. The total dollar impact on Kentucky Manufacturers for the past year is $102.4 Million. Learn More

Impacts of the MEP Program

National Impact

  • Increased and Retained Sales of $16 Billion
  • Created or retained over 122,000 Jobs
  • Cut Expenses by $1.7 Billion
  • $4 Billion in new client investments
  • From NIST MEP Website for Q1 2018

Kentucky Impact

  • Increased and Retained Sales of $74.9 Million
  • Created and retained over 1,994 Jobs
  • Cut Expenses by $8.2 Million
  • Total Dollar Impact on Kentucky Manufacturers $102.4 Million
  • From NIST MEP Website for Q1 2018

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