What is this service offering?
We assist government and non-profit organizations to gather market intelligence on the challenges, top priority assistance needs, and purchasing behavior of companies or clients they serve.
Who might need this service?
Government and non-profit economic development organizations with missions related to business growth and retention, competitiveness, and export assistance – particularly those focused on manufacturing.
How do we do this? What deliverables might we provide?
Why Stone & Associates?
With regard to small to mid-sized manufacturers (SMMs), no firm has more experience in conducting “real world” research on the needs and competitive position of 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 leverage our business experience to assist public sector organizations to better understand and serve manufacturing companies