NIST National Network COVID-19 Response
The MEP National Network and its manufacturing clients are working with state and
federal government to respond to unprecedented challenges and needs. NIST MEP created
a document that highlights what Centers across the country are doing to help. The
document highlights how the Network is:
Connecting Resources to Needs
Working Directly with State Governments
Addressing Specific Issues with Manufacturing PPE, Medical Supplies and Medical Devices
Maintaining Base Operations and Serving All Manufacturers
The NY-MEP System
Information made available by
Empire State Development
The New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY-MEP) is part of the National
MEP Network organizations that provide growth and innovation services to small and
mid-sized manufacturers in every corner of the state to help them create and retain
jobs, increase profits, and save time and money.
NY-MEP is part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's
Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership and is supported through a combination of federal and state funding.
Here are some of the services MEPs provide:
Supply chain assistance
New Market strategies
Product development and prototyping
Entrepreneurial and startup assistance including financing and grant information
Other services tailored to key NYS industry clusters
Our NY MEP Affiliates
NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) MEP Program
MEP is a part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a U.S.
Department of Commerce agency. As part of the program, a nationwide network MEP Centers
work with manufacturers and contribute to the growth of well-paying jobs, dynamic
manufacturing communities, and American innovation and global competitiveness.
ESD (Empire State Development)
Part of the Empire State Development, the New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership
(NY MEP) is a network of organizations that provide growth and innovation services
to small and mid-sized manufacturers in every corner of the state to help them create
and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money.
Statewide New York MEP Center
FuzeHub is a non-profit organization that serves as the statewide New York Manufacturing
Extension Partnership (New York MEP) center, supported by Empire State Development’s
Division of Science, Technology & Innovation. FuzeHub provides New York State manufacturers
with guided access to our extensive network of industry experts, programs and assets
to solve productivity, commercialization, research and development issues, and other
challenges to growth.
Regional New York MEP Centers
MTRC (Manufacturing & Technology Resource Consortium)
The Manufacturing & Technology Resource Consortium at Stony Brook University is one
ten regional MEP centers in NYS. Our center has a focus on biotechnology but we are
designed to assist all types of manufacturers within Nassau and Suffolk counties.
CEG (Center for Economic Growth)
Located in Albany, New York, the Center for Economic Growth is a nonprofit, regional
economic and business development organization that serves as the primary point of
contact for businesses interested in growing in or moving to New York’s Capital Region.
CEG is supporting the region's priority industry cluster: research, development and
TDO (Technology Development Organization)
Located in Syracuse, New York, TDO is a not-for-profit consulting and training organization.
Their team consists of experienced, senior-level professionals from diverse industries
with a passion for helping companies increase revenue, reduce costs and increase productivity
using their business, leadership, process improvement, and technical expertise. TDO
is helping local CNY manufacturers and technology companies drive operational excellence
and cultural transformation to reach their full potential.
Nextcorps (Formally known as High Tech Rochester)
Located in Rochester, New York, NextCorps is a non-profit whose mission is to be a
catalyst for entrepreneurship and innovation-based economic development. NextCorps
does this by applying business expertise and network connections to aid in the formation
and profitable growth of companies in the Rochester area and the Finger Lakes Region
of Upstate New York.
MTEC (Manufacturing & Technology Enterprise Center)
Located at Highland, New York, MTEC brings a network of experienced engineers, scientists,
programmers, and business and manufacturing professionals to your team, helping you
develop your product or application strategy and concepts, design product prototypes,
and facilitate and optimize your manufacturing value chain. MTEC provides mid-sized
manufacturers and early stage technology companies with cost effective, high quality
technical and management services focused on management consulting, technology, engineering,
and continued strategic innovation. MTEC is supporting the region's priority industry
cluster: food and beverage manufacturing.
AIM (Advanced Institute for Manufacturing)
Located in Utica, New York, AIM has a mission to provide small and medium sized manufacturers
in the Mohawk Valley Region with training, consulting, and technology services that
will lead to new product development, cost reductions, increased efficiency and profits.
AIM is supporting the region's priority industry cluster - cybersecurity.
ITAC (Industrial & Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC)
Located in New York City, ITAC works with small and mid-size manufacturers throughout
the five boroughs, and help them expand into new markets, create innovative products,
develop their customer base, find new partners, improve their processes and develop
sustainable practices. ITAC is supporting New York City's priority industry cluster:
Located in Plattsburgh, New York, 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 thrive. CITEC's 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. CITEC is supporting
the North Country's priority industry cluster: transportation equipment and materials.
AM&T (Alliance for Manufacturing and Technology)
Located in Binghamton, New York, AM&T provides consulting, training and coaching services
to the Souther Tiers in Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Steuben,
Tioga, and Tompkins Counties. AM&T offers unique resources for manufacturers seeking
to increase sales, streamline operations, achieve certifications, reduce costs, create
jobs for today’s competitive economy. AM&T is supporting the region’s priority industry
cluster: advanced transportation products, components and system controls.
Located in Buffalo, New York, Instyte Consulting provides business and management
consulting services to the Western New York area including Allegany, Niagara,
Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie Counties. With more than 30 years of experience
working in all of Western New York's major manufacturing clusters, Insyte has developed
that deep industry knowledge by working with Western New York companies large and
small supporting the region’s priority industry cluster: materials and machinery.