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Our clients leverage our university and community connections and deep marketplace knowledge, and apply tailored business solutions that enable them to improve their operations and their bottom line. We also craft solutions to meet specific needs. If you have a challenge, we can find a solution— speak to us to discover the right fit for your business.

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We can help you succeed globally by providing a comprehensive range of assessments and recommendations for strategic, tactical and technical readiness. In this age of global business, organizations are driven to expand their boundaries, providing goods and services to...

Innovation Engineering

Innovation is no longer an optional strategy Do you find yourself caught up in cost cutting measures that never lead to real business growth? Are you trying to do more with less? There is a way to increase the speed of innovation while decreasing risk with Innovation...

Discovery Suite for Manufacturers

An accurate assessment of your company’s potential can be a real game changer, but it's easy to be put off by price tags attached to full diagnostics packages. We hear you! That’s why the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) has developed the...

Grant Management and Compliance

Every funding agency, whether federal or private, handles the grant-making process differently. No matter who the funder is, grant management is a critical aspect of both the grant application and the funding process. Strong grant proposals incorporate grant...

Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence

NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) recommends that organizations should work towards world-class performance levels and be willing to make focused improvements in core business processes. In doing so, they should consider learning and applying the Shingo...

Grant Needs Assessment/Research

The foundation of any successful grants program is a solid needs assessment. What is your current situation, as opposed to the ideal? What plan of action would allow you to best move from one state to the other? A needs assessment should be objective and impartial; it...

Business Assessment

We can help small and medium size businesses optimize performance across multiple aspects of their organization. Our business assessment service is the first step in determining where you have growth opportunities. It allows us to determine where your business is...

Carbon Footprint / Green House Gas Emission Inventory

A Green House Gases (GHG) emission inventory or Carbon Footprint - is the quantity of CO2 and other GHGs (CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs & SF6) emitted from a facility (either directly or indirectly) on an annual basis. Larger companies such as Walmart and others are...

Continuous Improvement

Join the thousands of companies all over the world that are journeying toward continuous improvement. IES can help you uncover opportunities to save time, money and resources within your organization. Whether you are seeking incremental improvement or breakthrough...

ISO Quality Management

ISO International Standards ensure that products and services are safe, reliable and of high quality, no matter where in the world they are produced.


Reduce Your Environmental Impact and Ensure Environmental Sustainability Sustainability can positively affect your bottom line through cost savings and enhanced marketability. From training and assessments to planning and coaching, NC State Industry Expansion...

Online Training

Need a valuable and cost-effective method for your employees continuous education and overall productivity enhancement? Our Online Training solutions offer open enrollment training courses, onsite classroom instruction and online training aimed across many diverse industries.

ISO/TS 16949

Get ready to roll with ISO/TS 16949.

Succession Planning

Transitions can be difficult, especially among senior-level leaders or senior management roles. What an organization needs in the next six months may be drastically different from what was required in the past six months. Smart organizations typically look within for...

Discovery Suite Assessments

The NCMEP's Discovery Suite for Manufacturers is an affordable suite of six onsite assessments. Each assessment is performed by seasoned industry experts in six crucial performance areas. Companies interested in learning about the Discovery Suite can find a more...

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