International Division Vision Statement
To supplement New York State's (NYS) economic leadership with international trade and investment initiatives that improve global competitiveness for New York State companies.
- To help New York State companies increase exports and expand the visibility of their business in the global marketplace.
- To develop and maintain our valuable network of partners worldwide to attract foreign direct investment and create jobs for New Yorkers.
- To simplify the process of international trade from New York State.
Empire State Development
Empire State Development (ESD) is New York State's lead economic development agency. The organization, with co-headquarters in Albany, Buffalo and New York City, is supported by a network of additional ESD locations throughout the state and abroad.
Empire State Development is committed to being recognized on a global scale as the economic development engine driving job growth, strategic investment and prosperity in New York State. ESD is intent on paving the way for New York State to become the leader of the innovation economy and one of the most business friendly, productive and competitive economic development climates in the world.
We employ seasoned and knowledgeable professional staff in regional and international offices throughout the State, who are experts in international trade and global business development. Professional staff in regional and international offices dedicated to helping businesses engage in the global marketplace.
Empire State Development’s International Division offers expertise that provides guidance to companies receive and the necessary support they need to bring their products to global markets.
- With the support of internationally based offices in major foreign markets, ESD staff has the global expertise to assist your company.
- Our range of technical and financial assistance programs help companies of all sizes reach the international market.
- Experienced staff provides export counseling and educational programs to help you expand into foreign markets.