How May We Serve You?
Dakota MEP is committed to Maximizing Enterprise Performance. We provide companies with services and access to public and private resources that enhance growth, improve productivity, and expand capacity. We work with companies willing to invest in their future, to make improvements in the short term, and to position themselves to be long-term competitors both domestically and internationally. Become more with Dakota MEP.
Our True North
Dakota MEP is a leadership organization that provides value to those companies dedicated to creating new opportunities for their people and organization1. We strive to maximize enterprise performance - including growth, innovation, productivity2 and profitability. Working with partners who share this mission - we specialize in helping companies develop best practices and supporting strategies which enable them to better compete today and tomorrow.
1Dakota MEP is organized as a non-profit organization (501c3) and is an affiliate of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) - the nation's largest assistance network dedicated to developing domestic manufacturing - our nation's largest creator of new wealth. As an MEP affiliate, it is able to introduce world-class best practices complemented by assessment, technical assistance and training services locally to manufacturers, other new wealth-creating companies and related industries in order to strengthen their economic vitality and that of our region and nation.
2Productivity is the value of an organization's output relative to the cost of producing that output.
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"We help build the next generation of business today."
We are a service organization dedicated to helping companies improve today's business results and build next generation strategies for long term sustainability.
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Values are the guiding principles for our organization and begin with a commitment to being of service to our communities, companies, investors, partners and each other. Our core values include:
- Building Community — Our actions are guided by a conscience that contributes, protects and values a sense of community internally and with those we work with.
- Commitment to Growth of People — We are committed to fostering personal and professional growth in all people. We encourage input in decision making, involvement, responsibility and talent development within our staff as well as with the staff of those we assist.
- Creativity — We dare to 'dream great dreams'. We value the ability to think strategically - beyond our day-to-day reality. We nurture ideas and innovation - our own ability to work outside our usual frame of thinking.
- Foresight — We strive to understand lessons from the past; appreciate current realities and strive to foresee possible consequences of our decisions and those of our clients.
- Kaizen — We are committed to improving our jobs, processes and business continuously and always driving for innovation - changes for the better.
- Listening — We listen deeply to others…seeking to hear both what is said and not said. We seek to identify and clarify the will of a group. We listen to our conscience and intuition in the work we do.
- Respect — We take responsibility to build mutual trust by treating others in ways that are caring, considerate and positive. We strive to give credit when it's due, appreciate effort and success and help others grow in awareness, maturity and strength.
- Teamwork — We strive to ensure that all staff not only excel individually but are able to maximize the performance of the team and the organization.
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A business climate conducive to "building the next generation of business today" requires committed leadership, a strong staff and strong network of resources. We will support a core staff dedicated to superior process and people development and also be responsible for leading an extended enterprise of partners and affiliates focused on creating and nurturing a superior business climate for companies in North Dakota. In some areas of our service, this vision extends beyond the North Dakota boundaries to all companies seeking to improve; to become employers of choice, providers of choice and investors of choice.