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CFA Meetings and Workshops Scheduled Across the North Country

NY State's Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process can be intimidating, but there is help. Resources and guides are available online and a CFA Workshop will be held on June 29 from 1:30 to 4:00pm at ORDA Convention Center in Lake Placid to provide an overnew of the process and details about specific programs. Register here to attend.


In addition, a series of smaller roundtable meetings wiht prospective CFA applicants will take place at the following times and locations. Reach out to Stephen Hunt with questions. 315-785-7907 or


June 4 10:00am - 11:30am Plattsburgh, Clinton
June 5 1:00pm - 2:00pm Watertown, Jefferson
June 6 8:30am - 9:30am Watertown, Jefferson
June 7 10:30am - 11:30am Lowville, Lewis
June 7 11:00am - 12:00pm Malone, Franklin
June 7 1:00pm - 2:30pm Saranac Lake, Franklin
June 8 9:00am - 10:00am Canton, St. Lawrence
June11 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lake Pleasant, Hamilton


Manufacturers' Resource Forum June 19 in Plattsburgh

CITEC has partnered with Fuzehub, the Center for Advanced Materials Processing at Clarkson University, The Development Corporation, and the North Country Chamber of Commerce to bring a Solutions Forum for NY Manufacturers to Plattsburgh. This match-maker style event pairs businesses with statewide resources in one-on-one consultations to give attendees a chance to learn about the expertise and programs offered by our deep resource network. Resources include research, funding, consulting, training and more.


The event will be held on June 19, 8:30am-12:30pm at the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing at Clinton County Community College.


More details and request to attend are at this link.


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.


Overall Equipment Effectiveness; Are You Using This Metric?

OEE is a powerful tool to improve resource use, but using it can be tricky. Here are some great ideas.


CITEC is Hiring

We have two incredible opportunities to join our team of dedicated professionals working to build a vibrant North Country economy by helping small and mid-sized companies grow. More information here.


What Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

We keep hearing about the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This three-minute video explains the term and puts it into context.


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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