International Investment

Bringing the World to New York

New York State is committed to helping your international business prosper and grow—no matter where you’re from or what stage your business is in. Providing easy access to the North American marketplace, world-class infrastructure, creative incentives and extensive R&D, New York is attracting companies from around the world. At ESD, we’ve got the answers to your questions about investing in New York State, and lots of reasons why you’ll want to locate your business here. We look forward to introducing you to all of the opportunities that New York offers.

The World’s Most Innovative Industries Call New York Home

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Each of New York's 10 distinct regions presents unique opportunities for business. See what these areas of the state have to offer.
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Global NY Foreign Office Directors

ESD has foreign office representation to facilitate inward investment and trade in the following markets: Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, China, Europe, India, Israel, Mexico and South America.

State of Innovation

New York State is home to business competitions that are welcoming, encouraging – and funding – new startups to grow and innovate here. Explore the opportunities below.


Find out how Buffalo’s launching startups through a competition that’s drawing innovative entrepreneurs from around the world.
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Genius NY

Businesses are taking off in Central NY with one of the world’s largest business accelerator competitions, focusing on Unmanned Aerial Systems.
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Luminate NY

New York State is home to the world’s largest startup accelerator for Optics, Photonics, and Imaging technology.
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Carin Rising
Senior Director, International Partnerships