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Cuomo Announces $2.3M to Help Small and Mid-sized Manufacturers Recover from COVID-19 Pandemic

Initiative to Support Manufacturers Recovering from COVID-19 Pandemic to Position Themselves for Future Competitiveness

"As New York fights the COVID-19 pandemic in the present, it's critical that we plan for the future, particularly as businesses take part in a phased reopening and New Yorkers return to work," 

Governor Cuomo said

"This CARES Act funding will help manufacturers access the supply chains, PPE and technology they need to protect their workers and remain competitive in this tough economic environment. This is what properly-applied federal funding can do to strengthen small businesses and communities on the ground."

Empire State Development Acting Commissioner and President & CEO-designate Eric Gertler said

"Empire State Development is leveraging every available resource to provide for the many struggling New York State businesses during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and this funding will help manufacturers operate safely and prepare themselves for future market disruptions due to this pandemic."

$2.3 million has been awarded to the following organizations:

Center for Economic Growth (CEG) - $800,000 

CEG, the NY MEP center located in Capital Region, will assist companies statewide with reshoring and rebuilding supply chains. This initiative will be focused on skills gaps, cutting production costs, identifying alternative materials for manufacturing inputs, redesigning products, and addressing other barriers to moving production from other countries to New York State. 

ITAC - $650,000 

ITAC, the NY MEP center located in New York City, will assist companies statewide with securing personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure they can operate safely during the current or future pandemics. 

Manufacturing and Technology Enterprise Center (MTEC) - $500,000 

MTEC, the NY MEP center located in the Hudson Valley, will conduct virtual assessments of manufacturers across the state to ensure they are operating safely, effectively, and efficiently, and identify ways to assist manufacturers in improving productivity and safety, including through the adoption of new technologies and processes.

FuzeHub - $350,000 

FuzeHub, the NY MEP statewide center, will develop, deliver, and distribute virtual webinars and workshops to reach as many manufacturers across the state as possible. Training and information sharing will include such topics as emergency preparedness, supply chain utilization during crisis, cybersecurity, and recovery efforts.

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