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GLIN==> Northeast-Midwest Economic Review -- 16 February 2004

Northeast-Midwest Weekly Update – 16 February 2004



            Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), chairman of the Senate Small Business Committee, will host a forum – in Brewer, Maine, on Tuesday, February 17 – on federal initiatives that can assist small and mid-sized manufacturers.  The Maine Small Business Manufacturing Forum will pay particular attention to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), an effective program whose budget has been slashed.  Representatives from Maine MEP, Small Business Administration, and University of Southern Maine will discuss financing, technical assistance, government contracting opportunities, and patenting services.




            The Northeast-Midwest Institute and TechSolve, an Ohio MEP and Edison Center, on Wednesday, February 18, will host a workshop in Cincinnati on how manufacturers can increase their efficiency and productivity with combined heat and power systems.  The workshop will bring together executives from Perfetti Van Melle, Douglas Machine, TurboSteam, and the Midwest CHP Application Center in order to help manufacturers determine if cogeneration technologies can meet their companies’ needs.




            Click here to review a chart on the status of fiscal 2005 funding for key regional programs.  Separate charts on Great Lakes initiatives can be seen by clicking here