Overview: Mission & Vision

Our Mission

To help our clients innovate and grow.

Our Vision

A vibrant North Country economy.


CITEC is your source in Northern New York for the hands-on help you need to be more competitive. Our experts work with you to provide an unbiased assessment of your business to identify areas of opportunity then help you achieve the results you need through training, coaching, implementation assistance and/or connecting you to a network of resources that is second to none.

CITEC is hired by companies across the region to solve problems, increase productivity, improve their economic competitiveness and enhance their technological capabilities. As a result of the services we provide, CITEC clients save time and money, invest in physical and human capital, create and retain jobs and achieve higher profits. [click here to view some of our results]


MEP Annual ReportWho Are We?

CITEC is a not-for-profit economic development organization that receives significant financial support from Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation, which works to facilitate the integration of innovation and technology throughout New York’s economic development efforts; and, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP).  CITEC serves as ESD's designated Regional Technology Development Center for the North Country and one of nearly 350 MEP locations across the country.

To learn more about the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, click on the image to download the most recent annual report.


Who Do We Serve?

The organizations located in New York State's North Country Region -- Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, or St. Lawrence counties -- can benefit from CITEC services.


What Do We Do?

The consultants at CITEC work directly with North Country organizations to cut costs and increase profits through effective strategic planning, marketing, manufacturing process improvements, lean enterprise, competitive assessments, energy and utility efficiencies, human resources training, funding access, and more. Combining the skills of its own staff with other regional, state and national resources, CITEC assists North Country companies achieve high performance.


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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    CITEC Inc.
    Box 8561 Clarkson University
    Potsdam, New York 13699-8561