Initiative to Support Manufacturers Recovering from COVID-19 Pandemic to Position Themselves for Future Competitiveness Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $2.3 million in federal CARES Act funding for four organizations to provide critical services to small and mid-sized manufacturers as they adapt to changing market conditions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The awardees, which areNew York Manufacturing Extension Partnership centers designated by Empire State Development, will use the funds to 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.
“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.”
“We have transformed communities statewide thanks to our economic development and investment efforts, and we cannot lose all of the progress that we have made,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul . “The COVID-19 pandemic has been detrimental to our businesses, economy and residents across the state. This $2.3 million in funding for manufacturers is crucial to help them recover from the crisis and be able to secure PPE, improve safety and efficiency, and adapt to new technologies. We are committed to building back better and making sure our businesses and our communities are stronger and more resilient for the post-pandemic future.” As the federally designated New York Manufacturing Extension Partnership center (NY MEP), ESD’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) is deploying emergency assistance made available through the National Institute of Standards and Technology. […]