Why MW?

  • Point of Contact

    Manufacturing-Works wants to be your first point of contact for all your businesses needs.

  • Assess Business Needs

    Manufacturing-Works will help assess your business needs and develop a plan of action to move forward.

  • Making Connections

    Manufacturing-Works can help you with your business needs or connect you to a business resource partner within our network.

Manufacturing-Works is a premier non-profit company which fully assesses the operations of businesses and other organizations and, in concert with our other partners, delivers solutions in the most cost effective manner.

Manufacturing-Works Supporting Partners

Manufacturing-Works is made possible because of our supporting partners.

The University of Wyoming provides quality undergraduate and graduate programs to 13,800 students from all 50 states and 94 countries. Established in 1886, UW is a nationally recognized research institution with accomplished faculty and world-class facilities. Offering 200 areas of study, UW provides an environment for success.

Since 1988, Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has worked to strengthen U.S. manufacturing. Our national network of MEP Centers work directly with manufacturers and contribute to the growth of well-paying jobs, dynamic manufacturing communities, and American innovation and global competitiveness. MEP is a national system of centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Each center is a partnership between the federal government and a variety of public or private entities, including state, university, and nonprofit organizations. This diverse network, with 588 service locations, has over 1,200 field staff serving as trusted business advisors and technical experts ready and able to assist small and mid-sized manufacturing companies.

The creation of the Wyoming Business Council in 1998 dramatically changed Wyoming’s approach to economic development. Unlike the state’s previous economic development efforts, this organization has a more corporate structure, incorporates private business practices in order to drive programs and has established regional offices throughout the state to better serve clients. The state of Wyoming created the Wyoming Business Council to focus public and private efforts to build a strong job creation base in the new economy with manufacturing and technology as core competencies while strengthening the existing business and industry groups under alternative energy, agriculture, manufacturing, high tech, transportation and logistics.

Wyoming Business Resource Network

Manufacturing-Works is partnered with many agencies state-wide to provide your business with the best possible solutions.

The Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network has a passion for helping small business owners! Our team is ready to share their expertise with Wyoming entrepreneurs around the state, helping businesses grow and succeed, driving economic growth, and building a better Wyoming.The Wyoming SBDC Network is a partnership between the University of Wyoming (UW), the Wyoming Business Council (WBC), and the U.S. Small Business Administration offering an enormous amount of business expertise and specialties to help you think about, launch, grow, reinvent, or exit your business.

The Wyoming SBIR/STTR Initiative (WSSI), a part of the Wyoming SBDC Network, assists all qualified Wyoming small businesses and individuals in accessing the funding opportunities provided by the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs; over $2 billion annually! The nations’s innovative small businesses compete for federal contracts and grants to fund new product research and development. To date Wyoming small businesses have received contracts and grants totally more than $51M with projects coming from innovators across the State of Wyoming. SBIR and STTR can help you move your technology from idea to commercialization.

The Wyoming Research Products Center (RPC) was formally launched on October 1, 1999 as a collaborative effort between the University of Wyoming Research Office and the Wyoming Business Council. The RPC is the technology transfer office for the University of Wyoming. The RPC also has an outreach mission to assist any Wyoming entrepreneur or inventor across the state. We will work closely and supportively with Wyoming citizens and companies to help them identify, protect and commercialize their intellectual property.

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helps Wyoming businesses expand their market through government contracting.The Wyoming PTAC provides Wyoming businesses with free and confidential assistance with all aspects of federal, state and local government contracting.

The Wyoming Market Research Center is a unique resource that can provide world-class assistance at no charge to you. Find out how to answer the questions that will help you work with your bank, find and keep customers, understand industry trends, analyze your business, and SUCCEED. Discover the “what, where, why and how” of market research. Learn how to use market research to build your business, why market research is important, and how to obtain the information.

WEDA is a state­wide non­profit professional association representing nearly 200 economic development members and organizations. We support our members through our membership benefits, lobbying efforts and educational tools. WEDA has a strong, but small membership. The members are active in developing strong professional development goals and mentoring programs. They want to encourage their members to gain economic credentials to keep workforce and business in the state of Wyoming. The organization for economic development professionals in the state, providing leadership and support to foster economic development and the local and state levels.

The Wyoming Council for Women’s Issues is a 13-member council with representation from each of the nine Judicial Districts in addition to four at large members and one ex-officio member for the Wyoming Business Council. The Governor through the Boards and Councils Application process appoints WCWI members.

WTBC was launched in 2006 as part of the University of Wyoming’s mission to provide affordable higher education of the highest quality; technology transfer and economic and community development. The WTBC’s incubator program is focused on educating and supporting business start-ups throughout the state. WTBC is headquartered on the campus of the University of Wyoming with two additional facilities located in Casper and Sheridan. Our facilities offer a variety of laboratory, office, and shared conference room space for client companies and our Laramie location offers collocation space in a state-of-the-art data center.

The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is a state Agency focused on delivering comprehensive and effective services that build a workforce to meet the changing demands of Wyoming’s diverse businesses, citizens and economy – hence, the Agency’s mission – bridging human and economic development for Wyoming’s future. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is comprised of three offices (listed below), all of which have distinct objectives that parallel the Agency’s overall mission.

Are you thinking about starting a business but are unsure of where to get help? Don’t feel alone in the process, please consider the Wyoming Women’s Business Center (WWBC) to help, encourage, and support you along the way. Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business owner, the WWBC offers educational tools to help you plan, start and grow a successful business.

State and National Partners

The Alliance of Wyoming Manufacturers (AWM) is a recently formed not-for-profit corporation that serves as a voice and a monitor for the manufacturing industry in matters of legislation and regulation that impact member businesses in Wyoming. AWM advocates for legislation and regulation that enhances the ability for manufacturing companies to flourish in Wyoming and against increases in taxes and regulations that hurt the ability of manufacturers to contribute to Wyoming’s economy.

The Manufacturing Institute is the authority on the attraction, qualification, and development of world-class manufacturing talent. The Institute is the place where we exceed expectations and deliver results to help close the skills gap.