Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

Department of Commerce

Incentive: The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a national network of 60 centers across the United States with thousands of specialists trained to serve the needs of small-and medium-sized manufacturing clients. Through a framework focused on five critical areas – technology acceleration, supplier development, sustainability, workforce, as well as continuous improvement – the MEP Program assists manufacturers in developing new customers, expand into new markets, and create new products with the end goal of increasing profitability and competitiveness.

MEP specialists customize services to fit the individual needs and goals of the local manufacturing client. is your source to find and apply for federal grants. is a central storehouse for information on grants from multiple federal agencies. lists over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.

Government organization, educational organization, public housing organization, non-profit organizations, small businesses, other for-profit organizations, individuals are all eligible to apply for different federal governemnt grants.

Visit to search for and apply for grants from a wide variety of industries and sectors

Grants Program Management Office



Australia-New Zealand SelectUSA Road Show

Auckland, NZ| Sydey, Melbourne, and Perth, AU
Sun, 09/07/2014 - Fri, 09/12/2014

The U.S. Commercial Service (CS)/SelectUSA, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce, cordially invite U.S. economic development organizations (EDOs) to participate in the 2014 Australia/New Zealand Roadshow. This four-city Road Show to Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth will offer EDOs at the regional, state and local levels, an opportunity to market their locations to Australian and New Zealand investors.

The dual focus of this Road Show will ensure EDOs understand the nature and business culture of Australia and New Zealand, while affording potential investors an opportunity to learn about industry clusters, investment projects and incentives.

2014 Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS)

Toronto, Canada
Thu, 02/13/2014

The U.S. Commercial Service Canada and SelectUSA are planning a special event showcasing U.S. investment opportunities and exports at the 2014 Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS).

2nd Austrian Investment Forum

Vienna and Linz, Austria
Wed, 04/02/2014 - Thu, 04/03/2014

The U.S. Commercial Service Austria and SelectUSA will host the 2nd Austrian Investment Forum. Through two one-day seminars in Vienna and Linz, U.S. EDOs can meet with 250 investors, industry associations, and others.  

Contact Manfred Weinschenk (Manfred.Weinschenk[at]trade[dot]gov).

Hannover Messe Trade Fair

Hannover, Germany
Mon, 04/07/2014 - Fri, 04/11/2014

The U.S. Commercial Service Germany and SelectUSA will host the USA Investment Center at the world’s largest industrial technology show, the Hannover Messe Trade Fair. The USA Investment Center is a joint pavilion featuring SelectUSA and U.S.

Europe Road Show by the Council of American States in Europe (CASE)

Paris, France|Brussels, Belgium|The Hague, Netherlands
Wed, 04/23/2014 - Fri, 04/25/2014

Dates & Locations:         April 23: Paris, France
                                     April 24: Brussels, Belgium
                                     April 25: The Hague, Netherlands

SelectUSA will participate in the Council of American States in Europe (CASE) investment events in Europe.

2014 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC)

Houston, TX
Mon, 05/05/2014 - Thu, 05/08/2014

A SelectUSA representative will speak at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston, Texas. SelectUSA will lead a seminar and staff will meet one-on-one with investors to provide information about starting and growing businesses in the United States.

Contact Bill Kutson (William.Kutson[at]trade[dot]gov).

Council of American States in Europe (CASE)

Cambridge, Bristol, and Liverpool, United Kingdom
Tue, 06/24/2014 - Thu, 06/26/2014

SelectUSA will participate in the Council of American States in Europe (CASE) investment event in Cambridge, Bristol, and Liverpool, United Kingdom. 

Contact Ford Graham (fgraham[at]sccommerce[dot]com).

Save the Date – SelectUSA at Automechanika 2014

Frankfurt, Germany
Tue, 09/16/2014 - Sat, 09/20/2014

The U.S. Commercial Service Germany and SelectUSA are planning to participate in Automechanika, a global trade show and conference for the automotive industry. For updates and more information, contact Ed Fantasia at ed.fantasia[at]trade[dot]gov. To learn more about Automechanika, visit You can see SelectUSA events on the calendar or sign up for our monthly newsletter at