GENEDGE Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2019

Virginia’s best public resource to help manufacturing and industry innovate, compete, and grow.



Message from Board Chair

The GENEDGE ALLIANCE Board of Trustees acts on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia, through their appointment by the governor.

GENEDGE ALLIANCE has continued to play a key leadership role in improving our Commonwealth’s economy, all the while encouraging and developing critical technology and manufacturing growth in the Old Dominion. The continued bipartisan support from our General Assembly has paved the way for more advanced technology jobs and has grown business opportunities for Virginia manufacturers. Our technology base continues to change rapidly and our understanding of how to bridge the opportunity gaps for clients is the core business of GENEDGE. In the new decade, GENEDGE will increase its reach and uplifting support to the needs of each of Virginia’s economic regions. From the mountains to shipbuilding ports, and from peanut fields to data centers, Virginia demands highly specialized consultative leadership and guidance as existing companies add employees and new businesses locate here. The opportunity for greater prosperity and strength to meet future economic challenges will continue to demand uniquely situated job growth generation as delivered by GENEDGE. It is my honor and pleasure to serve as GENEDGE’s Board Chair. I urge all of Virginia’s leaders, manufacturers, teachers and industrial professionals to actively get involved with GENEDGE’s many programs and continue to make a more prosperous future for Virginians with opportunities for all.

Chair and Vice Chair:

Dr. Wayne P. Stilwell , Chair CEO, Stilwell Technology and Robotics LLC

Jeffrey S. Jaycox , Vice Chair President / Owner, Tabet Manufacturing Co.

Board Members: Dr. Makola M. Abdullah , President Virginia State University Ed Albrigo , President Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) Peter Bale , CEO & Founder Sentinel Robotic Solutions LLC The Honorable R. Brian Ball Secretary of Commerce & Trade Matthew Clarke , President & Founder Clarke Precision Machine Dr. John A. Downey , President Blue Ridge Community College Marc Foglia , President & Co-Founder NVIS, Inc. Tamea L. Franco , President & CEO Global Metal Finishing Dr. Tiffany McKillip Franks , President Averett University Douglas Frost , PE, Senior Vice President Dewberry LLC

Richard J. Gagliano , President & CEO AccuTec Blades, Inc. Aviv Goldsmith , President Precursor Systems, Inc. Marilyn Hanover , President Hanover Business Solutions LLC Dr. Brian Hemphill, President Radford University Roy C. Irvine, Quality Manager Diversified Converters, Inc. Plt. #5 Jim McEwan , President & CEO

Technology Advancement Group (TAG) John E. Mead , Chairman of the Board Master Gage & Tool Co. Abdelkarim Moharram , Senior Project Developer Orascom Construction Dr. Jackie Gill Powell , President Danville Community College Wesley Reid , Director of Operations Integrity Windows and Doors

Dr. Wayne P. Stilwell , CEO Stilwell Technology and Robotics LLC

GENEDGE’s vision is to be Virginia’s go-to resource that accelerates the growth of manufacturing and technology industrial clusters and quality jobs.


The final quarter of 2018 proved to be prosperous for our Commonwealth.

Unemployment remains at near record lows, substantially below that of the national average with Virginia held constant at 2.8 percent. Furthermore, initial Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims continued to decline sharply at the end of the year and all but five of the twelve major industry sectors saw positive over the year growth according to the most recent Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages.* Our core markets of manufacturing, engineering and technology sectors added 8,950 jobs to an approximate total of 329,000 positions statewide. In contrast, rural areas continue to struggle with growth in both new businesses and employment opportunities. The state’s workforce capacity is constraining employment growth with not enough qualified workers. In response, GENEDGE redirected focus on how to better meet company needs by strategically enhancing our service model all while maintaining our vision to be a key contributor in helping ALL regions of the state realize their growth plans. Started in 2019, our new Industrial Development team was structured to support service expansion statewide with local stewardship through Regional Growth Managers (RGMs) . A key role for our RGMs is working collaboratively by partnering with economic development organizations, resource providers, regional assets and third-party resources. In doing so, we become trusted advisors to our clients, helping them to not only identify their growth obstacles, but to also help provide the resources and plans to overcome those obstacles to achieve their business goals. A critical element of the value that GENEDGE provides is broad expertise, which allows us to support a company throughout their journey and enables us to meet them where they are today. Our Operations Team has focused on improving consulting services through the development and delivery of relevant practice areas and offerings that address the needs of the companies we serve. We cannot do it alone. As GENEDGE develops new ways to address client needs, we continue to build and leverage partnerships across Virginia. Additionally, we continue to grow a set of premier, third-party independent contractors to provide the right resources, at the right time to our customers.

While much of 2019 has been spent recruiting new talent and building the necessary organizational processes, a critical part of the upcoming year will be implementing the systems and tools that make this platform business model possible. Implementation of a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system will be integrated with our customer facing applications to gather much deeper market intelligence and uncover new means to better serve our clients. Soliciting investor support continues to address under- performing subsectors in the economy, as well as promote major opportunities for new and existing cluster growth across the state. Our MedMMAP SM efforts builds advanced quality capabilities into the medical device supply chain toward achieving MedAccred SM accreditation, leading to long-term global sole source positions for their products. Support continues for the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC) to drive entrepreneurial activity by providing strategic growth services to early stage companies by assisting them in arriving at their next stage of growth. Our DOD Rural Growth program utilizes DOD funds to help rural companies expand federal business as an opportunity for overall new growth. We are also pleased to have received additional funding for our DEFENDCUI-VA program to further provide support for companies in the DOD Supply Chain to address compliance with DFARS 7012 requirements for cybersecurity. These additional program opportunities help us to better position GENEDGE in leveraging a key industry to spur cluster growth by riding the upturn in defense spending. A great deal of thanks and appreciation is owed to all GENEDGE’s team members, to our affiliate MTC and to our investors, partners, clients, and board members for contributing to a strong FY 2019. We are looking forward to more successes in 2020 - as we ourselves continue to innovate , compete and grow into a better and stronger organization.

Josh Dawson CFO, Business Manager Bill Donohue President, Executive Director GENEDGE Leadership

Cindy Glisson Vice President of Operations

Anthony Cerilli Director, National Programs

Dean Young Vice President, Industrial Development

GENEDGE Values Statement

GENEDGE seeks to apply its expertise and share our values in unique ways to develop long-term relationships with our clients and partners. GENEDGE associates will be guided by the following values: 1. Work with integrity (by being responsible, respectful, trustworthy, and with upstanding character) 2. Work collaboratively (by embracing differences, encouraging others, supporting teamwork, empowering others, and seeking strong two-way communications) 3. Always be learning and applying new knowledge (by being adaptable, flexible, open minded) 4. Be inclusive (by being self-aware in all interactions, mutually respectful with others, open and fair-minded, embracing differences) 5. Think creatively (focus on doing new things differently, apply new learning and approaches) 6. Positive Results (by doing what is right for the client)

Bill Donohue President / Executive Director

*Source, VA Employment Commission, 2018 4th Qtr. Indicators Report

Regional Support


322,230 The number employed by our core market and represents 11% of the Virginia GDP.*

Business Model Platform

As we implement our Strategic Vision for 2021 , GENEDGE is moving to a new business model based on increased collaboration, more modern communication tools, and varying service delivery methods to provide value in the most efficient and effective way possible. Through this model, GENEDGE will work to accelerate growth in technology and industrial clusters and businesses, thereby growing Virginia’s GDP while helping to retain and create quality jobs.


Our core market consists of 10,627* companies in the manufacturing, engineering, and technology sectors.

Regional Growth Managers To make the platform model a reality, we have developed a team of Regional Growth Managers (RGMs) who serve as trusted professional business advisors engaging directly with senior leaders in manufacturing, engineering and technology companies to better understand their needs. In addition, they maintain relationships with a variety of public and private sector stakeholders to develop and deliver initiatives to improve regional growth and competitiveness. Through a process of engagement and assessment, RGMs work with companies to develop

plans that help them effectively address their obstacles and realize real impact for their businesses. Whether by coordinating access to program resources and partners or by working with our Practice Managers to deliver services through information sharing, direct consulting services, third party subject matter experts, or even university-based student intern teams, GENEDGE can provide connections to a broad alliance of quality resources to help Virginia companies innovate , compete , and grow .

“Our collaboration with GENEDGE has been integral to the continued growth and process improvement of Lawrence Brothers. In my honest opinion, GENEDGE’s work in Southwest Virginia is vital to not only the survival, but to our regional growth as a whole. As a small business owner, the impact of their programs and

Region 1 includes the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, and Wythe, and the cities of Bristol, Galax and Norton Southwest Virginia Region 1

grants have meant to us a more sustainable business model that has boosted our growth by nearly $1M in the first year of implementation of our strategic growth initiatives. Moving forward, we anticipate that impact to compound as we continue to work with GENEDGE and other regional bodies to revitalize SWVA as a

Region 1 Stats:

Total Population Total Employment Unemployment Rate Median Income Level Mfg. Establishments Mfg. Employment

381,015 149,694 4.1% $34,237 527 17,767

manufacturing hub and help other small to mid-size businesses grow as well.” - Melanie Protti-Lawrence, President, Lawrence Brothers, Inc., Bluefield, Va. “As the MEP for the Commonwealth of Virginia, GENEDGE contributes to the growth of Paul’s Fan Company located in Big Rock. Through GENEDGE support, we completed a Corporate Value Assessment, developed an ISO 9001:2015 QMS, participated in regional economic growth efforts, and GENEDGE is currently facilitating

Target Industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, Food and Beverage Manufacturing, Information and Emerging Technologies, Energy and Minerals

Sam Wolford Regional Growth Manager (276) 451-5201

an ongoing growth strategy project. GENEDGE has built trust with our leadership team and key staff promoting enthusiastic participation and buy-in for upcoming strategic projects. Since beginning work with GENEDGE, our business has realized growth in efficiencies, quality, and profitability. GENEDGE has demonstrated a commitment to our success and the economic prosperity of the region. We appreciate GENEDGE and how they continue to help us move our business and region forward.” - Todd Elswick, President, Paul’s Fan Company, Grundy, Va.

* Source: 2018-Q1 Virginia Employment Commission Labor Market Information

Regional Support


“Our experience with GENEDGE has been very positive. Prior to learning of the services they offer, we struggled to find effective ways to

Roanoke/New River/Lynchburg Region 2

improve our project management skills and create an improved culture of quality. GENEDGE’s expertise steered us in the right direction. We are now confident that we understand how to accomplish our goals.” - Ken Piazza, VP/COO/Managing Principal, Draper Aden Associates, Blacksburg, Va.

Region 2 includes cities of Bristol, Covington, Galax, Lynchburg, Norton, Radford, Roanoke, Salem, and the counties of Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Botetourt, Campbell, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, Roanoke, and Wythe

Region 2 Stats:

Total Population Total Employment Unemployment Rate Median Income Level Mfg. Establishments Mfg. Employment

781,648 362,604 3.1% $41,152 1,247 48,444

“GENEDGE’s Project Manager James Smith clearly identified our requirements up front, supplied competent personnel to conduct the ISO 9001:2015 GAP analysis, and

James Smith Regional Growth Manager (540) 315-5081

wrapped up the project assuring all expectations were met. GENEDGE’s skill and experience has helped to accelerate our quality system performance and reduce deficiencies. The end result is ‘Customer Evident’ quality improvements driving increased sales force confidence and overall growth – resulting in more investment and jobs in the Roanoke Valley.” - Wesley Reid, Director of Operations, MARVIN, Roanoke, Va.

Target Industries: Manufacturing (basic and advanced), Life Sciences and Health Care, Food and Beverage Processing, Emerging Technology and IT

“GENEDGE service offerings helped Tyton BioSciences provide a new perspective on our business objective of delivering fiber solutions for improving the circular green renewable value chain.” - Iulian Bobe, PhD, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, TYTON BioSciences LLC, Danville, Va.

Southside Region 3

Region 3 consists of the cities of Danville and Martinsville, and the counties of Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, Henry, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick, Pittsylvania, and Prince Edward

Region 3 Stats:

Total Population Total Employment Unemployment Rate Median Income Level Mfg. Establishments Mfg. Employment

373,322 153,265 4.0% $33,846 498 18,027

“GENEDGE consistently provides effective business service solutions for assisting Applied Felts reach our internal company objectives.” - Carl Fleming, CFO, Applied Felts, Martinsville, Va.

John Hagwood Regional Growth Manager (276) 666-8890 x228

Target Industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, High-Value Natural Resource Products, Professional Services, Business Services, and IT Data Centers

Regional Support


“GENEDGE has influenced multiple projects over the last year. From ISO 14001 certification, to starting our Lean/5S journey, to OSHA 10 training – we’ve had nothing but positive experiences that propelled our company to new levels in

Central Virginia Regions 4 & 6 Regions 4 consists of the cities Colonial Heights, Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg, and Richmond, and the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Goochland, George, Surry, and Sussex Region 6 consists of the city of Fredericksburg, and the counties of Caroline, Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, Greensville, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince

each of those areas. We were also fortunate enough to be paired up with an expert in the environmental and safety fields that not only helped our company improve immensely, but also became a professional mentor to me.” - Anna Clark, Director of Business Quality and EHS&S, CHT USA, Inc., Richmond, Va.

Region 4 Stats:

Total Population Total Employment Unemployment Rate Median Income Level Mfg. Establishments Mfg. Employment Total Population Total Employment Unemployment Rate Median Income Level Mfg. Establishments Mfg. Employment Region 6 Stats:

1,262,655 622,715 3.0% $51,575 1,751 39,958

“I very much appreciated the quick response and availability of the GENEDGE team to help look at our manual processes. This work inspired several members of our team to pursue formal training in Lean / Six Sigma.” - Bob Beckler, Chairman, Temperpack TM , Richmond, Va.

Aimee McCarthy Regional Growth Manager (804) 840-7171

508,626 231,258 3.1% $44,058 518 7,956

Target Industries Combined: Advanced Manufacturing, Food and Beverage Processing, Healthcare/Life Sciences and Biosciences, Information Technology, Emerging Technologies, and Logistics

Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and Westmoreland

“GENEDGE was a great experience for our company and very, very helpful. They were excellent guides and facilitators that helped us focus

Region 5 consists of the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg, and the counties of Accomack, Isle of Wight, James City, Northampton, Southampton, and York Hampton Roads Region 5

on prioritizing the elements needed to be successful and grow. Our company was a bit different than the usual companies [very young, very small high tech], but they

Region 5 Stats:

were able to adapt their tools to provide great insight on the project.” - Bill Cumbie, CEO & Founder, PANCOPIA, Inc., Hampton, Va.

Total Population Total Employment Unemployment Rate Median Income Level Mfg. Establishments Mfg. Employment

1,727,781 786,346 3.3% $45,720 1,928 89,095

“I really appreciate all the work and patience GENEDGE had with us. We have not moved far yet, but did get [some large, high cost equipment] ordered. We are still talking about building sizes and shapes with [the owner]. We also submitted for some funding and are now waiting approvals, but now we have a vision and can work to move forward.” - Ken Mebane, Vice President, Colonna’s Steel America, Norfolk, Va.

Steve Holcomb Regional Growth Manager (276) 732-0440

Target Industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Cybersecurity/Data Analytics/Model-Sim, Logistics/Port Operations/Warehousing, Shipbuilding and Repair, Water Technologies and Unmanned Systems and Aerospace

Regional Support


“GENEDGE has been a strategic partner in ESI’s growth and development since 2008. Quickly differentiated from ‘traditional’ consultants with cookie cutter approaches, the GENEDGE team continues to deliver real bottom line impact. Initially GENEDGE was called upon to help us leverage years of innovation to hone and

Northern Virginia Region 7

hyper-focus our business model, value proposition and right-fit customer. GENEDGE has since worked with ESI through strategic planning, marketing, manufacturing scaling, business process and product development. In all my years as an entrepreneur and prior years in ‘top- 5’ corporate America, you won’t find a more effective, value driven partner for your business.” - Alexander C. Marcus, President & CEO, ESI Total Fuel Management, Ashburn, Va.

Region 7 consists of the cities Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, Manassas Park, and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William

Region 7 Stats:

Total Population Total Employment Unemployment Rate Median Income Level Mfg. Establishments Mfg. Employment

2,515,053 1,301,155 2.4% $74,835 2,714 55,131

“Tiber Creek Consulting has worked with GENEDGE on multiple initiatives including a partnership in helping us better understand, assess, and implement the DOD DFARS 252.204-7012 regulation and its requirements to comply with the NIST SP800-171r1 standard.

Dean Young VP, Industrial Development (804) 801-6000

GENEDGE’s support of the Virginia Small Business Defense contractor landscape will ensure these businesses can continue to do business with the DOD. GENEDGE has also helped our organization identify and explore additional synergies within our state such as collaborating with the BRCC’s GoVirginia Cyber Grant Program to train in cybersecurity and provide employment opportunities to program graduates within the Shenandoah Valley region. Our partnership with GENEDGE has directly increased overall revenue, assisted in our go-to market strategy for our software solution, and provided a supply of qualified cybersecurity experts for our organization and clients.” - Asfand Ozzie Saeed, Director of Cyber Operations, Tiber Creek Consulting, Fairfax, Va.

Target Industries: Computer Services, Cybersecurity, Consulting Services, Financial Services, Engineering Services, Life Sciences, and Research Organizations

Shenandoah Valley/Blue Ridge Regions 8 & 9

“While our formal GENEDGE impact statement tells a story of our level of satisfaction for GENEDGE’s efforts working with us, we want to relay our appreciation for guiding the discussions

Region 8 Stats:

Regions 8 consists of the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro, Winchester; and the counties of Augusta, Bath, Clarke, Frederick, Highland, Page, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, and Warren Region 9 consists of the city of Charlottesville, and the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fauquier,

over the past several months – a very informative and worthwhile effort. We want to stay engaged with GENEDGE as we grow and scale, not only to have a fresh set of eyes in our planning, but also to help maximize our potential with available GENEDGE resources.” - Mike Tyson, VP Programs, Dynovis, Inc., Fairfield, Va.

Total Population Total Employment Unemployment Rate Median Income Level Mfg. Establishments Mfg. Employment Total Population Total Employment Unemployment Rate Median Income Level Region 9 Stats:

538,346 248,553 2.9% $40,052 803 35,084 432,939 208,404 2.6% $48,154

“XDOT has done several marketing and business development projects with GENEDGE over the past 5 years. We have been very happy with their ability to provide us with high quality

Steve Dalton Regional Growth Manager (276) 734-8745

resources that are a great fit to our evolving needs, and at a budget level that works for us as a small business. We expect that GENEDGE will continue to be an important resource as we grow.” - Erik Swanson, PhD, PE, President & Founder, XDOT TM Engineering // Analysis, Charlottesville, Va.

Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, and Rappahannock

Target Industries Combined: Financial and Business Services, Healthcare, IT/Communications, Light Manufacturing, Transportation and Logistics, Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Food and Beverage Manufacturing

GENEDGE Operations

Subject Matter Expertise


IT & Cybersecurity

Strategy, Market, & Commercialization

Concerned about protecting your proprietary and confidential information? We’ve all heard about companies who lose confidential information, have information held for ransom, and lose proprietary information. GENEDGE uses a risk management framework to help assess your company’s risks and develop a plan to protect your critical information. In addition, we can help you comply with specific Cybersecurity requirements like the Dept. of Defense DFARS 7012 requirement to meet the NIST 800-171r1 guidelines to protect Classified Uncontrolled Information (CUI).

Is your strategy and future unclear? Are there too many competing opportunities to determine a clear path forward? GENEDGE helps businesses clarify the future and the bold steps needed to get you there. Do you have problems that require a new approach, new thinking to reach a new level of performance? Whether it’s new products, new processes, or a new business model, GENEDGE helps companies identify innovative solutions and develop an execution plan.

Michael Levy Strategy, Market, & Communication, Practice Manager

Quality, Risk, & Safety Management

Process Improvement

Roy Luebke IT & Cybersecurity, Practice Manager

Want to deliver better quality, on-time, at a lower cost while investing in your people? GENEDGE provides training and coaching to your team members who will work on your top roadblocks to achieving better customer satisfaction and operating results.

Do your customers or new market opportunities require a quality system compliant to an established quality or safety standard? GENEDGE can help your company develop a quality system, audit an existing system, and identify potential solutions to close system gaps.

Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Supply Chain Management

Jeff Shook Engineering Services & Engineering Management, Practice Manager

Need to make significant cost improvements and believe you’ve exhausted internal opportunities? Need better reliability in your supply chain? Want to make supply chain decisions based on total cost and known risks?

Is there new technology or technical expertise that you believe could help your business compete and grow? Are you interested in learning more about newer approaches and technologies such as Industry 4.0 or robotics?

Organizational Development

Engineering Services & Energy Management

Need support for engineering projects? Can’t find adequate technical resources? Want to improve your energy or environmental footprint? Let GENEDGE help with project management, plant layout, new equipment sourcing and install.

Are you able to attract and retain the right people? Are your employees engaged and do they work collaboratively, as a team? Is communication a two-way street? Do associates know their responsibilities and how they contribute to company goals? Is your organization ready to make the necessary changes to reach your vision?

Pete Miles Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Practice Manager

GENEDGE Key Contributors

Key Alliances & Partners


Nelson Teed Executive Director

Kevin Mumpower Senior Project Engineer

Tom Zbell Project Manager

Frank Watson Project Manager

Paul Bolesta Project Manager

Shawn Wildman Senior Project Manager

GENEDGE recognizes Paul, Frank, and Tom for their many years of commitment and dedication.

Together they not only displayed leadership, service and dedication, but also have directly contributed to the success and growth of our organization. Their contributions and friendships made during their tenures will never be forgotten and we wish them well in their new endeavors.

Linda Newman MTC Executive Assistant

Vicki Delp MTC Business & Grant Coordinator

GENEDGE affiliates include the Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Wytheville, Va., a premier network of over 50 MEP National Network TM centers, and a broad community of third-party service providers.

Linda Lancaster Marketing & Communications Manager

Mindy Priddy Marketing & Outreach Specialist

GENEDGE operates through key alliances and partnerships for specific markets and sectors to affordably deliver top and bottom line growth assistance. Below are examples:

GENEDGE Marketing

Brenda Bowman Office & Security Manager

Cindy DeOms Systems Administrator

Valerie Simpson Executive Assistant, Client Liaison

Connie Sharpless Customer Operations Specialist


10 HowWe Deliver Value

“Process” is the most important word in strategic execution. It’s not enough to boast the best quality. Leadership is responsible for ensuring that the organization’s people are empowered to execute quickly – and on-time – with well-defined processes that drive overall team success, and ultimately the fastest delivery possible to satisfy customer’s needs. Solid quality systems are your key to market credibility. The ability to retain customers as well as gain market share are directly related to how customers perceive quality. GENEDGE is the leader in Virginia in providing a variety of quality system certifications to hundreds of companies, allowing them to enter new markets – both DOD and commercial – at lightning speed.

In the long journey to growth, GENEDGE is with you every step of the way.

Chartered by the Commonwealth of Virginia, GENEDGE deploys and assists Virginia’s industries quickly with their toughest challenges. When the road to growth gets rough, GENEDGE is your trusted advisor and resource for solutions - no matter where you are in your journey.

Recruit, train, and retain the best workforce.

GENEDGE helps your organization identify and prioritize key resource needs and best practices for workforce development, employee selection, and training to drive success in your specific company situation.

A shared leadership vision is the essential first step for your company’s future. GENEDGE works with your leadership team to isolate key trends affecting your markets so you can act confidently with the right resources in place to meet your growth objectives.

11 HowWe Deliver Value

Protect your business from cyber threats. Whether you’re a DOD supplier in need of compliance with DFARS 7012, or a commercial company struggling to mitigate business risks from information security threats,

GENEDGE’s comprehensive assessment identifies vulnerabilities and formulates a solid plan of action to enhance your security. Optimize your supply chain for competitive advantage. GENEDGE helps you manage existing suppliers, qualify new suppliers, or find specialized resources to ensure an efficient system that reduces complexity, costs, and supplier risks.

GENEDGE engineering resources: the strongest foundation for growth.

Our engineers provide support throughout your journey. We are there as you design, plan, build, and manage solutions to your most challenging technical issues, creating lasting value in your business by helping your company adapt to rapidly changing technologies, product demands and environmental changes.

Go from idea to market at a fraction of the time and cost. There’s a reason why we are called the Commonwealth’s “Manufacturing Extension.” Through our MEP nationwide network of experienced manufacturing and commercialization resources,GENEDGE is positioned uniquely to help you conceptualize new products, processes, services or business models rapidly, then speed them to market more quickly with proprietary processes like Lean Product Development.

The best ideas for your business... faster!

Anyone can come up with an idea. GENEDGE uses a proven process to help your team generate ideas that align to specific customer needs, then evaluate and develop the best ideas profitably.

Return On Investment 12

Contracted Fees 38 %

NIST-MEP Federal Funding 24 %


2018 $ 4.81B

Projected Revenues FY2020 ** ** Source: GENEDGE Budget




85 % Net Promoter Score ®*


Other Federal Grants 23 %


Since 2009, GENEDGE has delivered over $4.8 Billion in Cumulative Economic Impact for our clients. $ 1.82B 2009




*Yearly percentage of clients surveyed that rated their customer experience well above industry benchmarks of 40-45% and indicate a strong likelihood of recommending GENEDGE to another company or colleague.




Other Grants

Commonwealth of Virginia 16 %

0.2 %

2000-2019 GENEDGE Client Impact ***

25 1


COST SAVINGS $1.6 Billion





For every $1 dollar invested in assistance and service ... $25 is returned to the client’s bottom line impact .

*** Source: U.S. Department of Commerce / Independent Survey of Clients

Funded Programs



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