About Us

InnovateMEP Mississippi is a network affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The NIST affiliation brings a state-of-the-art knowledge base and access to a national network of expertise, assuring clients that the latest technical knowledge will be brought to bear on their problems. InnovateMEP Mississippi project managers are extensively trained and system certified, assuring the highest quality delivery for our clients.

InnovateMEP Mississippi Vision

Our Vision is that the manufacturers of Mississippi are achieving and/or seeking global competitiveness by continuous improvement and top-line growth of their enterprises with exemplary assistance from InnovateMEP Mississippi and its network of five InnovateMEP Mississippi Centers.

InnovateMEP Mississippi Mission
Our Vision is achieved through our Mission which is to help strengthen the global competitiveness of Mississippi-based manufacturing by deploying products and services that produce measureable impacts and top-line growth for manufacturers.

InnovateMEP Mississippi Core Values
Our values are the cornerstone of who we are and how we live. We seek to treat every relationship, InnovateMEP Mississippi Center, Third Party, Customer, and Community with a spirit of fairness and good will. Each day we strive to:

• Treat everyone with honesty, respect, and kindness to build trust.
• Act with compassion and integrity in an ethical and professional manner.
• Communicate in a constructive, open, and candid manner.
• Practice empowerment through participatory decision making.
• Create an environment of continuous improvement through innovation and risk taking.
• Deliver our services in an effective, timely, and mission-driven manner.

For information on how your company can receive an assessment, please contact:

Dr. John J. Tice IV
Vice-President, Innovate Mississippi (formerly the Mississippi Technology Alliance)
Director, InnovateMEP Mississippi (formerly the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Mississippi)
134 Market Ridge Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Phone: (601) 960-3616
Fax: (601) 960-3605
Email: jtice@innovate.ms
Web Site: www.innovatemep.ms