Recent Headlines of Interest
A two-day polymer symposium will be held on Clarkson University's campus March 15-16. The symposium targets polymer researchers in upstate NY and neighboring Canadian universities, aiming to strengthen connections and collaborations among polymer groups in the area. There are at least 13 confirmed presenters from a broad range of US and Canadian universities. More information and registration at this link.
In case you missed the announcement, Small Buisness Innovation Research (SBIR) applications are being accepted now through April 4. You can't get one if you don't apply!
Each generation comes to the workplace with characteristics that befuddle the previous generation, and millennials are no different. We've all heard the tired stereotypes, but here is a more nuanced and data-based look at millennials in the workplace.
The manufacturing economy has huge impact on rural communities in the U.S. Nearly 18 percent of our rural counties are manufacturing dependent. Those counties account for almost a quarter of the rural population in America. Read a deeper look here.
There is no reason for very small and medium enterprises to jump on every new technological band wagon that comes along, but ignoring advances that can save your company time and money does not make sense. This article points to some places to look for inexpensive but direct IIoT solutions to some of your challenges.
Information about the next round of FuzeHub's Manufacturing Grants is available. The program has small changes this time around. Details available here.
The proliferation of breweries we see in the North Country are reflective of a national trend that contributed $67.8 billion to the U.S. economy last year and provided more than 456,00 jobs. Read more amazing facts about this growing element in our economy at this link.
Sometimes a great leader gets promoted or moved to solve a problem, and it turns out their leadership style falls flat. The Leadership Spectrum is one paradigm that sheds light on what kinds of styles work in what kinds of contexts. It also demonstrates why a truly fantastic leader needs to be able to shift styles depending on situations. Learn a little about it here.
The North Country is home to companies in the Train, Subway, and Transit Car Manufacturing sector, and the impacts of these buisnesses are felt up and down the supply chain and throughout our communities. Growth is expected to continue in the sector, however it is important to keep an eye on disruptive techologies that can quickly change the direction of this growth. Here is an analysis compiled by Fuzehub.
The North Country brought home nearly $65 million in the most recent round of CFA awards. The 81 projects represent economic diversity covering tourism, infrastructure and business expansion. All of the awards are listed in this publication.
Each year Northern NY Business Magazine publishes an emerging leaders edition; 20 community members under 40 years old who are already leaders in their chosen careers. Read about this year's extraordinary class at this link.