Governor Hochul Announces Plans to Establish Caribbean Trade Office to Strengthen Economic Ties with New York State Businesses

September 5, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that New York State will establish a Caribbean trade office to support and encourage new economic opportunities for New York businesses. This new foreign office will assist New York State companies with international sales and exporting their products and services to the Caribbean region. The Governor made the announcement at the West Indian American Day Carnival Association Breakfast.  

"Today we are taking important steps to expand trade opportunities for New York State businesses in the Caribbean,"Governor Hochul said."This vibrant commercial region will help New York companies broaden and develop new partnerships as we begin a new and exciting chapter in our economic development relationship with this market."  

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight, said,"The new Global NY office in the Caribbean will help New York State businesses realize their full potential in accessing new international markets for their goods and services. Expanding international export opportunities supports business growth that in turn boosts the economy and creates more good-paying jobs for New Yorkers." 

Read the full press release here.