Small Manufacturer’s Advantage (SMA) is a partnership program providing integrated support to small manufacturers across Colorado by leveraging the coordination of key strategic organizations such as Manufacturer’s Edge, the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC), the State of Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), and the World Trade Center (WTC). The result is a unique and powerful synthesis of expertise and resources designed to help Colorado manufacturers succeed across all stages of the organizational life cycle.
Funding is provided in three parts; Manufacturer’s Edge, the State of Colorado through the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), and a small cash contribution from the participating manufacturer served by the program. SMA leverages state and federal funds to bring industry experts to provide coaching, consultation, and/or training based on the challenges each company is facing. This expertise could be in business finance, marketing, operational excellence, growth services, export assistance, and beyond.