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Welcome to Business First, your one-stop shop for all of the statewide economic development programs New York has to offer.


Business First is a business-focused portal to the wealth of incentives, programs and resources available to companies large and small – within New York State and those that choose to relocate here.


The site is administered by Empire State Development, but dozens of other agencies are represented. We are confident that the financial incentives and technical expertise found here – searchable by type of assistance, industry, size of business, MWBE status and more – will convince you that New York State is the place to grow your business.


When you’re ready to position your company for the growth and success it deserves, your first stop is the Business First website.  Still can't find what you're looking for?  Email or call us at (800) STATE-NY  - we are committed to responding to our business partners within one business day.


Now that’s good business.





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