A Message from the New York City Regional Director
is my pleasure to welcome you to New York City and the
numerous assets this region—and New York State—has to offer.
It is an exciting time for New York City and businesses
across the country and from around the world are choosing
New York to locate and expand their operations. To remain
competitive, New York State has implemented targeted
economic development strategies and aggressive financial and
tax incentives to stimulate growth and job creation.
Additionally, there is particular focus on building industry
clusters that will significantly contribute to the growth of
New York’s High Tech Economy.
New York State’s strengths lie within its wealth of academic and research institutions, highly skilled labor force and extensive transportation network. Often referred to as the greatest city in the world, New York City is headquarters to dozens of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of smaller businesses. It is the largest city in the U.S. and the global center for financial services, life sciences, entertainment, media, fashion, the arts and industry.
We are particularly proud that New York City is home to many outstanding and internationally known employers such as Citigroup Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, American Express, Verizon Communications, MetLife, Pfizer, Time Warner, Viacom, NBC Universal, CBS Corporation., News Corporation and ABC, Inc.
The staff of the New York City Regional Office of Empire State Development will work closely with you to identify and help meet your business needs and goals for the future. Economic development programs are available to assist in building a new facility, relocating a business, expanding operations and workforce and entering new markets and international arenas.
Again, welcome to New York City and we look forward to working with you.
ESD NYC Regional Director
NEW IN NEW YORK CITY