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Is Your Early Stage Company Ready to Compete?

The Commercialization Competition is a two-day event in Albany, NY that features a pitch competition showcasing innovative early stage companies, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Up to seven companies will be awarded $50,000 each to help move their projects forward. Details at this link.


Getting Workers to Use Protective Gear

It's easy to purchase PPE for workers; getting them to use it is a little more complicated. Unfortunately there is no quick and easy solution to this issue, but this article is a great reminder of the practices that build and maintain safe workplaces.


Defense Diversification Funding Available

Up to $50,000 Defense Industry Assistance Grants are available through NY State to companies in the defense supply chain or defense-focused SBIR/STTR grant awardees. The funding is available to help defense-focused organizations weather DoD spending fluctuations with diversification.


You can learn more about the program at this link, or you can attend a match-making style event designed to connect you with the available resources on August 14 from 9:00am to 1:00pm in Saratoga, NY. Details and registration are available at this link.


Plattsburgh Planning Department Sets Sights on Future

Building on recent investment, the Town of Plattsburgh planning department is strategically creating more opportunities for growth.

Learn more here.


Manufacturing Boom Leads to Lessons Learned

While the North Country boom might not be exactly on the scale of some others, there are some lessons to be taken from communities who have been experiencing extensive manufacturing growth. Read more here.


Making Factories Wireless — Safely

By eliminating physical connections such as wires and cable from a facility's communication network, wireless technology offers many manufacturing, chemical processing and utility organizations a means to run their entire operation more efficiently, more productively and at less cost. However, concerns about reliability, integrity and security have hampered the adoption and use of industrial wireless, especially when wireless communication can often be disrupted by obstructions and interference in harsh industrial settings. NIST has published a set of guidelines to help companies navigate their wireless transitions.


Navigating the Landscape of Funding Sources for NYS Manufacturers

There is no better time than now to expand your manufacturing company in New York, as there are many grants, funds, and financial incentives available to you. There is a lot of competition for these funds, but companies that do their homework and submit strong applications can be well positioned for success. Fuzehub has put together a nice compilation of opportunities at this link.


The Kilogram is About to Change!

I was in elementary school so long ago they called it "grammar school." Back then they told us the metric system was coming to the U.S. We learned how to use it, but we never learned what exactly a kilogram was, and now it's all going to change. Sort of.


CITEC is a not-for-profit business consulting organization driven by a mission to help the small- and medium-sized enterprises in northern New York to thrive. The depth of our consulting team's expertise and an unbeatable nationwide network of resources will deliver the impacts your business needs to grow strategically, improve profitability, and create the competitive advantages you need.

We have proven results. Our clients are surveyed by an independent third party upon project completion and have reported amazing impacts to their businesses because of our assistance. On average, working with CITEC provides a return of $71 for every $1 of project cost.


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