The following information was made available through the Empire State Development website.
The New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) is a network of organizations that provide growth and innovation services to small and mid-sized manufacturers in every corner of the state to help them create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money.
NY MEP is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership and is supported through a combination of federal and state funding.
NY MEP provides a variety of services:
- Innovation strategies
- Technology acceleration
- Process improvements
- New market strategies
- Quality control
- Product development and prototyping
- Manufacturing scale-up
- Entrepreneurial and start-up assistance, including financing and grant information
- Sustainable manufacturing
- Other services tailored to key New York industry clusters
- Supply chain assistance
Manufacturers may contact the MEP center in their region for the assistance they need to maintain and enhance their competitiveness, or contact FuzeHub for a consultation to discuss their needs and match them with the appropriate resource.
Statewide NY MEP Center: FuzeHub
FuzeHub is the statewide New York MEP center, responsible for overall marketing, matching, and referral across the entire system of regional MEP centers and other NYSTAR-supported innovation assets. Through its custom online matching portal and targeted events, FuzeHub connects New York’s small and mid-sized manufacturing companies to the resources, programs and expertise they need for technology commercialization, innovation, and business growth.
Capital Region: The Center for Economic Growth (CEG)
Serving Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, and Washington Counties. As the regional economic development and marketing organization serving New York’s Capital Region, CEG and its partners are focusing on innovation-driven, technology-based industries that will help regional communities and businesses compete and thrive. This regional MEP center additionally provides support to the Capital Region’s priority industry cluster: research, development, and commercialization.
Central NY: Central New York Technology Development Organization (CNYTDO)
Serving Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego Counties. CNYTDO works hands-on with companies to develop business growth strategies and improve manufacturing competitiveness through lean six sigma, training within industry, workforce development, quality systems, global marketing and sales strategies, new product development, energy efficiency, waste reduction and more. This regional MEP center additionally provides support to Central New York’s priority industry cluster: data-to-decisions.
Finger Lakes: High Tech Rochester (HTR)
Serving Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Monroe, Ontario, Livingston, Wayne, Seneca and Yates Counties. HTR provides business, entrepreneurial, commercialization, and technical expertise to help propel the high-tech entrepreneur and/or the established manufacturer toward success. This regional MEP center additionally provides support to the Finger Lakes’ priority industry cluster: optics, photonics, and imaging.
Long Island: Manufacturing and Technology Resource Consortium (MTRC) at Stony Brook University
Serving Nassau and Suffolk Counties. MTRC brings a consortium approach to MEP services on Long Island, leveraging the Composite Prototyping Center and assets on Stony Brook University’s campus including multiple Centers of Excellence, Centers for Advanced Technology, the Small Business Development Center, and SPIR (Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence) business and advanced engineering assistance programs. This regional MEP center additionally provides support to Long Island’s priority industry cluster: biotechnology.
Mid-Hudson: Manufacturing & Technology Enterprise Center (MTEC)
Serving Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties. Since 1988, Manufacturing & Technology Enterprise Center has been developing strategies to help businesses grow to new heights. MTEC brings a network of experienced engineers, scientists, programmers, and business and manufacturing professionals to a business’s team, helping companies develop products or application strategies and concepts, design product prototypes, and facilitate and optimize their manufacturing value chain.
Mohawk Valley: Advanced Institute for Manufacturing (AIM) at Mohawk Valley Community College
Serving Fulton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, and Schoharie Counties. The Advanced Institute for Manufacturing provides Mohawk Valley manufacturers a centralized access point for manufacturing and technology assistance, and leverages the college’s partner programs in workforce development, business incubation, and STEM fields. This regional MEP center additionally provides support to the Mohawk Valley’s priority industry cluster: cybersecurity.
New York City: Industrial & Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC)
Serving Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond Counties. ITAC is dedicated to helping NYC manufacturing and technology companies grow their top and bottom lines. ITAC works with small and mid-size manufacturers throughout the five boroughs, and helps them expand into new markets, create innovative products, develop their customer base, find new partners, improve their processes and develop sustainable practices. This regional MEP center additionally provides support to New York City’s priority industry cluster: smart cities.
North Country: CITEC Inc.
Serving Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties. CITEC’s team of experts provide highly-tailored solutions to help the businesses located across the seven northern counties of New York State to plan, perform, profit and grow. Its business advisors have decades of experience in every facet of leading an organization, including: operations, plant management, human resources, marketing, sales, new product development, financing, training and more. This regional MEP center additionally provides support to the North Country’s priority industry cluster: transportation equipment and materials.
Southern Tier: Alliance for Manufacturing and Technology (AM&T)
Serving Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins Counties. AM&T has been a leader in assisting Southern Tier manufacturers in overcoming the challenges of today’s competitive economy. Its highly-skilled team of experts has many years of industry experience combined with extensive consulting, training and coaching experience. This regional MEP center additionally provides support to the Southern Tier’s priority industry cluster: advanced transportation products, components, and system controls.
Western NY: Insyte Consulting
Serving Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara Counties. Insyte partners with its clients to provide customized solutions to help transform the way companies in Western New York do business. Its dedicated staff and partners combined have decades of business experience in companies large and small. This regional MEP center additionally provides support to Western New York’s priority industry cluster: materials and machinery.