Perspective: Manufacturing Extension Partnership on the chopping block in Trump's budget

By Danielle Paquette for the Washington Post

Mar 27, 2017

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Among the avalanche of federally funded programs President Trump wants to hollow out is the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. It's a modest operation that exists solely to help small and medium-size companies create and maintain good-paying American manufacturing jobs — the kind of jobs the president promised to protect.

Denny Dotson, the chairman of Dotson Iron Castings in Mankato, Minn., said his company probably would have died without the program’s help.

“They helped us and so many manufacturers stay competitive in today’s international climate,” he said. “We grew.”

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