Welcome to the state of opportunity

The climate for doing business in New York has never been better. If you’re looking to launch or expand your business, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find an array of Empire State advantages: tax-based incentives, resources and training for entrepreneurs and businesses looking to go global, industry/university partnerships fostering the development of innovative technologies and products, and the financial support needed to help businesses grow.

Highlighted programs


Here are some of the programs that give businesses in New York State unmatched advantages. Get the help you need to start or grow your business right here.

Excelsior Jobs Program

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Regional Council Capital Fund (ESD Grants – REDC)

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START-UP NY

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Get certified as an MWBE

Are you a minority- or women-owned business interested in working with New York State? We have resources to help.

Division of Small Business

Take advantage of our array of programs and initiatives to help small businesses maximize opportunities for success.

Requests for Proposals

From design to equipment to building, installation and demolition, you’ll find opportunities to build and grow New York State together.