New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership Announces New Program to Help Small and Mid-Sized Manufacturers Adapt to Changing Market Conditions

Initiative will support manufacturers in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and positioning themselves for future competitiveness and resilience.

The New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NY MEP) today announced new programs to provide critical services to small and mid-sized manufacturers as they adapt to changing market conditions amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will assist companies in reshoring and rebuilding supply chains, securing personal protective equipment, improving safety and efficiency, adopting new technologies, and enhancing resilience for future disruptions.


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Capital Region Manufacturing Re-Start Program

The Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing (CEN) is sponsoring a Capital Region Manufacturing Re-Start Program in partnership with CEG’s Business Growth Solutions Team. This program will help companies – especially manufacturers – review, understand, and achieve compliance with the necessary steps to operate under recommended guidelines in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This program was developed by MACNY, vetted and endorsed by the State. Get Started and access resources for PPE/Safety, links to current guidelines, the NYMEP Back to Work Playbook, safety checklist and more.  

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Governor Cuomo Outlines Additional Guidelines for When Regions Can Re-Open

State Will Monitor Four Core Factors to Determine if a Region Can Re-Open: Number of New Infections, Health Care Capacity, Diagnostic Testing Capacity and Contact Tracing Capacity

Outlines New Safety Precautions Each Business Must Put in Place Upon Re-Opening

More Than One Million New Yorkers Have Been Tested for COVID-19 to Date

New York's National Guard Has Made Nearly 300,000 Testing Kits to Collect Samples

Announces Special Enrollment through the Marketplace will Remain Open Through June 15, 2020

Confirms 2,538 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 318,953; New Cases in 45 Counties

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Industries Reopening by Phase

Businesses in each region will re-open in phases. Re-opening refers to non-essential businesses and business activities. Essential businesses and business activities that are open will remain open.

The guidelines below apply to both non-essential businesses in regions that are permitted to re-open and essential businesses throughout the state that were previously permitted to remain open.

Eligibility for reopening will be determined by health metrics for each region.

See the breakdown of industries in each phase HERE>>

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20th Annual CEN Scholarship Golf Day Cancelled > PLEASE SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS!


It is with regret, that we announce the 20th Annual CEN Golf Outing will not be held this year due to COVID-19.  It simply is not practical at this time given the distancing regulations and interaction rules for golfing. 

However, we are asking for donations!  This year, we have received more than 16 scholarship applications – there is so much need with the economic crisis – every family is likely to be impacted in some way. 


More Information Coming Soon with Details on How to Donate.