Financial support to grow your business in New York State

New York State supports and encourages business growth with a variety of funds, loans, grants and other financial incentives. Take a look at the assistance New York offers businesses — from innovative start-ups to manufacturers to companies looking to export.

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Strategic job creation and facility investment


We’re committed to attracting and aiding in the expansion of businesses to help create jobs, especially leading-edge businesses and manufacturing companies looking to make significant capital investments.

Excelsior Jobs Program

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Economic Development Fund Program

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Linked Deposit Program

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Metropolitan Economic Revitalization Fund

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Strategic Planning and Feasibility Studies Program

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Urban and Community Development Program

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Investment funds


New York Ventures administers New York State’s innovation investment funds, providing financial capital to early-stage technology-based businesses looking to get started or grow in New York.

Innovate New York Fund-of-Funds (fully committed)

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Minority- and Women-Owned Business Investment Fund-of-Funds (fully committed)

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Innovation Venture Capital Fund

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Innovation Technology Commercialization Fund-of-Funds

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Financial assistance for operations


Whether you’re starting a business, adding jobs or improving your business’s operations, there is a wide range of loans and financial assistance programs available to help achieve your goals.

Bridge to Success Loan Program

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New Farmers Grant Fund

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Market New York - Tourism Grant Program

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Commercial District Revolving Loan Trust Fund Program

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Electric Generation Facility Cessation Mitigation Program

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Commercial district and site development


We’re ready to help. ESD can assist you in identifying well-situated construction-ready sites, provide financial resources to lower development costs, and help communities facilitate redevelopment of vacant properties.

Better Buffalo Fund

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Regional Council Capital Fund

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Job Development Authority Direct Loan Program

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Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County

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Build Now-NY/Shovel Ready Program

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New York State Land Bank Program

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Lake Ontario Small Business Recovery Fund

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Export assistance


We’re committed to helping New York State businesses sell their products in growing markets including Mexico, Europe, Canada, Israel, China and Africa. We can help identify sales agents and distributors as well as help finance the costs of exporting.

Global NY Grant Fund Program

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Global NY Loan Fund Program

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Global NY State Trade Expansion Program

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