Funding Partners

The Center for Economic Growth receives funding from Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation, which works to facilitate the integration of innovation and technology throughout New York’s economic development efforts, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and National Grid.

As the designated Regional Technology Development Center for the New York State’s Capital Region and one of nearly 350 MEP locations across the country, CEG is charged with assisting local manufacturing and technology companies generate new sales, create stronger operational infrastructure, and overcome barriers to growth.

Special thanks to strategic partners of the Center for Economic Growth that provide significant funding and support to the organization:

Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) –



National Institute of Standards and Technology / Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST/MEP)-



National Grid  –



New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) –



Times Union –

Additional recognition to the following members:

Bank of America –


General Electric (GE) –


KeyBank –

In addition to our strategic partners, the following individuals and agencies assist CEG in securing project-specific funding:

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko
U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson
Chief Executives Networking for Manufacturing
New York State Department of Labor
Workforce Investment Boards