Global NY Wins Global Trade Award

World Trade Week NYC Award Honors Organizations for Growing Trade and Investment in the NY Region

May 8, 2018

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Global NY, which offers one-stop shopping to both foreign businesses looking to invest in New York and to local businesses that want to export globally, was awarded the Global Trade Award at the World Trade Week NYC International Trade Awards.

The award recognizes organizations that have significantly contributed to the growth of trade and investment in the New York region. In 2017 Global NY supported hundreds of companies in their export activities and led New York State business delegations to Israel, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Africa and China.

“The Global Trade Award recognizes the important work Global NY does every day, creating jobs and opportunity by encouraging foreign direct investment (FDI) and helping NYS businesses expand their footprint abroad—through funding and export assistance and through trade missions that create partnerships and connections,” said ESD President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky.

World Trade Week NYC  hosts the International Trade Awards to promote the importance of international trade in the New York City metropolitan area. This year’s award ceremony was held May 7 at Baruch College.

About Empire State Development
Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency ( The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of “I LOVE NEW YORK,” the State’s iconic tourism brand. For more information on Regional Councils and Empire State Development, visit and



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