For over 25 years, the Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI), a not-for profit organization, has served as the “voice of manufacturing,” informing senior policy-makers on the importance of manufacturing to the State’s economy to ensure that adequate resources and attention are devoted to manufacturing. RMI serves as a unique manufacturing resource node and connector for Maryland manufacturing representing the interests of manufacturers statewide – providing programs and advocacy. Together, RMI and MEP represent leadership and service to the Maryland manufacturing industry.


Founded in 1901 and now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST is one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories. Congress established the agency to remove a major handicap to U.S. industrial competitiveness at the time—a second-rate measurement infrastructure that lagged behind the capabilities of England, Germany, and other economic rivals. Today, NIST measurements support the smallest of technologies—nanoscale devices so tiny that tens of thousands can fit on the end of a single human hair—to the largest and most complex of human-made creations, from earthquake-resistant skyscrapers to wide-body jetliners to global communication networks.

Maryland Department of Commerce

Maryland’s one-stop economic development shop strives to attract new businesses, stimulate private investment, encourage the expansion and retention of existing companies and provide Maryland business with workforce training and financial assistance. The Department markets local products and services at home and abroad.

Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

“The Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation protects and empowers Marylanders by safeguarding workers, protecting consumers, providing a safety net and cultivating a thriving workforce that can meet the demands of Maryland’s dynamic economy.