Great Plains Technology & Manufacturing Cluster

The Great Plains Technology & Manufacturing Cluster connects manufacturers and technology entrepreneurs to the critical resources needed to drive innovation and be successful throughout the Great Plains region.


The Great Plains Technology and Manufacturing Cluster (Great Plains TMC) was established to assist manufacturing and technology development companies in accessing resources to drive innovation, expand markets, solve problems and help grow the region’s prosperity. It is among a portfolio of Regional Innovation Cluster (RIC) initiatives sponsored by the Small Business Administration (SBA). 

In addition to providing technical and business assistance services to individual entrepreneurs and manufacturing companies, the Great Plains TMC identifies shared issues and develops innovative solutions that benefit multiple companies simultaneously. 

Through the building of public-private partnerships the Great Plains TMC serves as an information and networking hub to promote business formation and expansion while fostering innovation, commercialization, business acceleration, mentorship and workforce development. 

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting & Development
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Financial Resources & Assistance

  • Consulting

Legal Services

  • Entity Formation
  • Patent Information, Trademark & Copyright Information

Networking Organizations

  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization
  • Industrial Technology Research
  • Technical Support

Product Development

  • Patent Information
  • Product Design & Development
  • Prototype Development
  • Research/Engineering

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Manufacturing Development
  • High Tech Development
  • Production Scheduling
Contact Information
Jeff Tucker