If you’re a Colorado-based manufacturer with 20 or fewer employees learn how the Small Manufacturer’s AdvantEDGE program can help your business.
The Small Manufacturer’s AdvantEDGE (SMA) is a partnership program providing integrated support to small manufacturers across Colorado by leveraging the services of key strategic organizations such as Manufacturer’s Edge, the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC), the State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the World Trade Center (WTC), and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). These organizations work together to determine each applicant’s specific strategic challenges and can offer services in numerous areas. Services that have been provided to Colorado manufacturers so far include capacity planning, search engine optimization, cyber security, organizational design, supply chain support, facility layout, lean manufacturing processes, quality systems, ISO certification, international gap analysis and much more.
By leveraging state and federal funds, the participating company is able to receive these services with a minimal contribution. A substantial amount of funding is still available. New and returning candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants can be located in any part of the state and simply need to demonstrate that they manufacture a product. Each applicant must have fewer than 20 employees and be willing to report the economic impact. Potential candidates range from more traditional manufacturing and fabrication to apparel, breweries and distilleries, food production, outdoor equipment, large machinery, and more.
Visit the Manufacturer’s Edge website to find out more and apply for the program!