Global NY Partners and Resources

Global NY works closely with its national and local partners to ensure New York State small and medium-size businesses have access to additional international trade opportunities and resources.  

Empire State Development Small Business Division

Empire State Development’s Small Business Division supports the development and expansion of businesses with under 100 employees – directing an array of programs and initiatives supporting small business growth and helping entrepreneurs maximize opportunities for success.

  • NY Forward Loan Fund Program -  a new economic recovery loan program aimed at supporting New York State small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords as they reopen after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers (GSGP)

The Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers unites the chief executives from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Québec and Wisconsin.  The Governors and Premiers work as equal partners to grow the region’s $6 trillion economy and protect the world’s largest system of surface fresh water.

New York District Export Council

The New York District Export Council is a private, non-profit organization, whose members are appointed for four-year terms by the Secretary of Commerce, which brings together experienced international business people who provide support, advice, and assistance to New York companies interested in entering into or expanding into international markets.

State International Development Organization (SIDO)

The State International Development Organizations, Inc. (SIDO) is the premiere U.S. organization dedicated to supporting state international trade agencies and focuses exclusively on state international trade development. 

U.S. Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service (CS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, offers companies a full range of expertise in international trade.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration is a United States government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses.

World Trade Week NYC

World Trade Week NYC is part of an annual nationwide celebration of international trade observed by business and trade-related organizations across the United States during May.

Trade Activity Resources