New York MEP Triumphs: Unveiling Success Stories

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The New York State Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) supports the enhancement of competitiveness for small and mid-sized manufacturers. Ten regional centers and one statewide center offer a wide variety of services: innovation, process and quality improvement, product development, scale-up, technology acceleration, sustainable manufacturing, and more.

In 2022, NY MEP has helped NYS manufacturers increase and retain more than 7,600 jobs with a collective economic impact of $1.13 billion dollars and assisted 4,000+ small-to-medium-sized manufacturers in the state.

MEP Results Spread from New York Makes 2023 Publication

Southern Tier Spread from New York Makes 2023 Publication

Many Stories to Tell

As each region is distinct, so are their stories of success. As the statewide MEP Center, FuzeHub took on the task of compiling and sharing these stories in the 2023 New York Makes publication, released and distributed in September. Each center told their stories across ten innovation-inspired magazine-style spreads, highlighting their unique offerings while sharing informative stories including:

The Alliance for Manufacturing and Technology’s Carol Miller, who shared how the Southern Tier’s MEP Center has shown success with their Workforce Recruitment and Retention efforts.

Insyte Consulting’s Benjamin Rand, who discussed the Western New York’s MEP Center’s attention to Cybersecurity and Advanced Manufacturing.

NextCorpsJames Senall, who delivered an update on the MEP Center for the Finger Lakes Region’s manufacturing and no-code software accelerator efforts.

Manufacturing and Technology Resource Consortium (MTRC) who shared stories of the Long Island’s MEP Center’s strength in expert consulting, training cohorts, and networking opportunities with local manufacturers.

Train, Develop, Optimize (TDO)’s James D’Agostino, who shared his pride in the Central New York’s MEP Center and their 100% retention rate while supporting their region’s manufacturers with training and automation as well as Kata, Lean, and Quality Management.

Manufacturing & Technology Enterprise Center (MTEC), the Mid-Hudson MEP Center, explained how they’re helping manufacturers improve their cybersecurity, offering training in Lean, as well as their highly-successful intern program, now directed by David Carter.

ITAC’s Kinda Younes presented how New York City’s MEP Center has assisted their manufactures with their marketing efforts while providing them with consulting services to help fight the rising costs due to inflation.

CITEC Business SolutionsSteve Lockwood explained how the North Country’s MEP Center, assists their manufacturers with workforce challenges as well as with marketing and communications efforts.

Center for Economic Growth (CEG)’s Don Wiesenforth discussed how the Capital Region’s MEP Center is leading the effort to take on labor shortages and supply chain issues for small and mid-size manufacturers and tech start-ups as well as larger manufacturers.

And The Advanced Institute for Manufacturing (AIM)’s Cory Albrecht shared how the Mohawk Valley’s MEP Center works in supporting local manufacturing with electrical and mechanical skill building.

FuzeHub Executive Director Elena Garuc accepts 2023 Capital Region MARCOM Award for excellence in print publications

These highlights are just the tip of the iceberg, and the publication reveals the rest of the story. The New York Makes periodical was printed and distributed to FuzeHub’s extensive mailing list, followed by placement on the FuzeHub website for digital access. The information we’ve packed into this edition has been well-received to date, including in late November, when FuzeHub was recognized by the Capital Region MARCOM Awards for excellence in the Printed Materials category.

In whatever format it is consumed, New York Makes highlights the exceptional efforts undertaken by manufacturers who call New York home. However, our mission is ongoing. Reach out to us or your regional MEP Center to explore how we can collaborate to ensure YOUR story is shared.


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