What is this service offering?

We assist government and non-profit organizations to assess the competitive position, market opportunities, barriers to growth and company assistance needs of the manufacturing sector, specific industries, and regional clusters.

Who might need this service?

Government and non-profit economic development organizations, industry associations and cluster organizations concerned with economic growth and competitiveness

How do we do this? What deliverables might we provide?
Regional Industry or Cluster Strategies
Assessment of the Impact of Key Trends That Affect the Sector/Industry/Cluster
Strategic Facilitation for Regional Cluster or Industry Organizations
Why Stone & Associates?

No firm has more experience in conducting “real world” research on the needs and competitive position of small to mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs), based on our dozens of projects for the US Department of Commerce (NIST/MEP — National Institute of Standards and Technology, Manufacturing Extension Partnership and the Commercial Service).

Most consulting firms tend to focus on either public sector or private sector clientele. We have experience in both worlds. We are able to leverage our business experience to assist public sector organizations to better understand and serve manufacturing companies

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