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The Future Is Here In New York State - Discover Why

In New York State, the future is already here – fueled by the talent and the resources that are leading companies and smart, dynamic, innovative new businesses to start here, move here and thrive here.

If you’re looking to launch or expand your business, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find an array of Empire State advantages: tax-based incentives, resources and training for entrepreneurs and businesses looking to go global, industry/university partnerships fostering the development of innovative technologies and products, and the financial support needed to help businesses grow.

New York is investing in the future of business. The state is #1 in the United States in Fortune 500 company headquarters, and home to a largest-in-the-nation $311 billion infrastructure plan, with green economy investments supporting New York’s leadership in global wind energy manufacturing. We’re committed to low-cost clean energy to power business and protect the environment. We’re giving students access to free college tuition and creating innovative workforce development programs that give New Yorkers access to 21st century jobs and give companies the skilled workers they need to succeed. We’re cultivating industry-university partnerships with our top-tier educational institutions to help develop the technologies of tomorrow and to offer opportunities for New York’s college graduates to join our diverse workforce – to stay, grow and continue to innovate here. And that’s all in a state that’s home to unparalleled art, culture and natural beauty, from the Adirondack Mountains to New York City's museums and Long Island’s world-renowned beaches.

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State Governor: Kathy Hochul

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Contact Info New York

Ms. Barbara Grunewald,
Director ESD Europe Office
Empire State Development
2 Stephen Street
London, UK
Phone: +44 7384 895232
Email: ESD.Europe@esd.ny.gov


State Demographics New York

Region: Mid-Atlantic
Population: 19.46 million (2020)
State Gross Product: $ 1.761 billion (2019)
Exports: $75.6 billion (2019)
Labor Force: 8.8 million (March 2021)
Latest Unemployment Rate: 8.5 % (March 2021)
Per Capita Personal Income: $ 91,102 (2019)
Capital City: Albany
Principal Cities: New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Plattsburgh, Utica, Binghamton, New Windsor, Hauppauge

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