Recent Headlines of Interest


Polymer Nanostructures Symposium

A two-day polymer symposium will be held on Clarkson University's campus March 15-16. The symposium targets polymer researchers in upstate NY and neighboring Canadian universities, aiming to strengthen connections and collaborations among polymer groups in the area. There are at least 13 confirmed presenters from a broad range of US and Canadian universities. More information and registration at this link.

 

SBIR Grant Period Open

In case you missed the announcement, Small Buisness Innovation Research (SBIR) applications are being accepted now through April 4. You can't get one if you don't apply!

 

Working With Millennials

Each generation comes to the workplace with characteristics that befuddle the previous generation, and millennials are no different. We've all heard the tired stereotypes, but here is a more nuanced and data-based look at millennials in the workplace.

 

Rural America Relies on Manufacturing

The manufacturing economy has huge impact on rural communities in the U.S. Nearly 18 percent of our rural counties are manufacturing dependent. Those counties account for almost a quarter of the rural population in America. Read a deeper look here.

 

IIoT Has Something for Virtually Everyone

There is no reason for very small and medium enterprises to jump on every new technological band wagon that comes along, but ignoring advances that can save your company time and money does not make sense. This article points to some places to look for inexpensive but direct IIoT solutions to some of your challenges.

 

FuzeHub Manufacturing Grants Open

Information about the next round of FuzeHub's Manufacturing Grants is available. The program has small changes this time around. Details available here.

 

Microbreweries Having Huge Impact

The proliferation of breweries we see in the North Country are reflective of a national trend that contributed $67.8 billion to the U.S. economy last year and provided more than 456,00 jobs. Read more amazing facts about this growing element in our economy at this link.

 

Why Good Leaders Fail

Sometimes a great leader gets promoted or moved to solve a problem, and it turns out their leadership style falls flat. The Leadership Spectrum is one paradigm that sheds light on what kinds of styles work in what kinds of contexts. It also demonstrates why a truly fantastic leader needs to be able to shift styles depending on situations. Learn a little about it here.

 

Industry Insight: Train, Subway and Transit Car Manufacturing

The North Country is home to companies in the Train, Subway, and Transit Car Manufacturing sector, and the impacts of these buisnesses are felt up and down the supply chain and throughout our communities. Growth is expected to continue in the sector, however it is important to keep an eye on disruptive techologies that can quickly change the direction of this growth. Here is an analysis compiled by Fuzehub.

 

North Country Reaps CFA Benefits

The North Country brought home nearly $65 million in the most recent round of CFA awards. The 81 projects represent economic diversity covering tourism, infrastructure and business expansion. All of the awards are listed in this publication.

 

Young Leaders Making a Difference

Each year Northern NY Business Magazine publishes an emerging leaders edition; 20 community members under 40 years old who are already leaders in their chosen careers. Read about this year's extraordinary class at this link.

About CITEC

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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