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Empire State Development

RIT is a collaborative network that connects intellect, advanced facilities, technology, and shared vision to re-invent practices and bring new ideas to the marketplace.

The mission of Empire State Development (ESD) is to promote business investment and growth that leads to job creation and prosperous communities across New York State. 

Under the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo and ESD President, CEO & Commissioner Kenneth Adams, our economic development professionals stand ready to help you, no matter what sector of the economy you compete in and whether you’re a small business, a MWBE-certified firm or an international company. 

A few of our newest programs, the Start-UP NY Program, the Small Business Revolving Loan Fund, the Excelsior Jobs Program and the New Market Tax Credits Program, are three of the most innovative economic development programs you’ll find across the nation.

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