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Transparency at Empire State Development

Governor Kathy Hochul has committed to a new era of improved transparency and increased accountability throughout New York State government.  As part of that pledge to New Yorkers, she has asked state agencies for plans that will proactively provide greater access to information and data—those agency plans are outlined here

As New York State’s chief economic development agency, Empire State Development (ESD) is committed to transparency in sharing information and data related to our mission: to promote a vigorous and growing state economy, encourage business investment and job creation, and support diverse, prosperous local economies across New York State through the efficient use of loans, grants, tax credits, real estate development, marketing and other forms of assistance.  

This page contains links to the publicly available information on ESD’s website and elsewhere – plus additional ways to make it easier for people to learn, and be notified, about new information.

You can also subscribe to daily email alerts that will allow you to stay informed as new reports, meeting materials, press releases, and more are published to our website. 

ESD Reports, Data, Notices and Meetings


ESD provides quarterly and annual reports detailing New York State economic development projects and initiatives.

Board Meetings

ESD publishes meeting advisories, agendas, and materials related to key New York State development projects and initiatives.

Public Notices

ESD publishes information about public hearings for projects across New York State.

Press Releases

ESD issues press releases about a range of economic development projects around the state.

Requests for Proposals

ESD publishes detailed Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to allow bidders to review and submit project applications.

Database of Economic Incentives

The database provides a dynamic, user-friendly, searchable database of economic development projects that receive ESD support.

Email Alerts

If you want to stay informed about new information being posted to the ESD website, you can now sign up to receive daily alerts.

Additional Data Sources

In additional to the information posted on ESD’s website, New York State also makes a range of economic development data available to the public.

Open NY Data

Browse economic development-related datasets uploaded from 2014 to present.

FOIL Requests

The Freedom of Information Law (“FOIL”) of the NYS Public Officers Law, provides the public right to access records maintained by government agencies with certain exceptions.

Contact ESD

Find contact information for our headquarters, regional and press offices.