Business Resources

Tax Credits & Incentives

You’ll find all forms of tax incentives, business incentives, and tax credits in New York State, all designed to benefit small or expanding businesses as well as film and TV production companies.

Learn more about the following programs and services available in New York State:

Operational Support and Entrepreneurial Business Training

A wide range of business training, resources and assistance programs are available to help businesses with everything from finding a mentor to taking products and services to a global marketplace.

Learn more about the following program and services available in New York State:

Financial Support and Programs to Grow Your Business

New York State supports and encourages business growth with a variety of funds, loans, grants and other financial incentives. Take a look at the assistance New York offers businesses — from innovative start-ups to manufacturers to companies looking to export.

Learn more about the following programs and services available in New York State:

Workforce Development

On April 26, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a new investment of $350 million for workforce development to create the New York State Office of Strategic Workforce Development (OSWD) - a new division within Empire State Development (ESD) charged with better aligning workforce development efforts with the needs and priorities of today's employers. 

Learn more about the following programs and services available in New York State:

Workforce Development Capital Grant Program

Pay for Performance Grant Program: Operating Grants

Pay for Performance Grant Program: Capacity-Building Awards

New York is a State of Opportunity! 

Find out more about programs, initiatives and support that is available through Empire State Development. Learn more about the following programs and services currently available:

NYSTAR Programs and Initiatives

Requests for Proposals (RFP)

MWBE Certification Process

Small Business Resources

Export Assistance

International Investment

Venture Capital