Empire State Development provides a variety of assistance aimed at helping businesses – whether it’s an international company looking to make a move or a small business owner wanting to access capital.
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
ESD offers loans, grants and tax credits, as well as other financing and technical assistance, to support businesses and encourage their growth within New York State.
Visit ESD’s website for more information on any of the following programs.
Excelsior Jobs Program
New York State’s Excelsior Jobs Program is a targeted program, focusing on the growth and expansion of the high-tech and clean energy jobs of tomorrow, while also supporting the manufacturing sector that remains the backbone of our economy. Applications should be completed in consultation with the appropriate regional office representative of Empire State Development.
As part of Governor Cuomo’s transformative plan to improve the State’s economic development model, a NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) has been created that will streamline and expedite the grant application process. The CFA process marks a fundamental shift in the way State resources are allocated, ensuring less bureaucracy and greater efficiency to fulfill local economic development needs.