Bringing NY to the World


What is Global NY?

Global NY is a new initiative launched by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo that offers one stop shopping to both foreign businesses looking to invest in New York and to local businesses who want to export globally. It’s the latest innovation from the state that has been offering global trade and investment opportunities for over 400 years.


Technical and financial assistance to make your investment more profitable
Technical and financial assistance to make your investment more profitable

As the 14th largest economy in the world, New York State offers amazing opportunities to foreign companies. And with offices around the world and within each of the ten local economic development regions around the state, we can always be here for you.

Taking your local business to new worlds with our connections and resources
Taking your local business to new worlds with our connections and resources

New York can help take your local business to new places. We’ll introduce you to prospective partners around the world and take you on trade missions and trade shows. And with seven international offices, we have the on the ground knowledge you’ll need before you arrive.

All the reasons people love New York and have made it one of the most visited states in the U.S.
See why New York State is the most amazing place to live and work

New York is one of the most visited states in the nation, giving an amazing quality of life to those of us lucky enough to live here. Where else can you see a Broadway show, visit a world-renowned winery, and hike to the top of a mountain all in the same weekend? Discover all that there is to see and do at

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New York State has many programs to help foreign and local businesses succeed. Learn More

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Why New York?

Classic Upstate NY Middle Class Town

Lower Taxes

The lowest tax rate for the middle class in 58 years. Plus, no other state offers a tax-exclusion program as broad as START-UP NY.

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Diverse and Talented Workforce

New York State has the second largest population in the U.S. of adults who have four or more years of college. We also rank #2 among states for the highest number of resident scientists and engineers.

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Robust R&D Spending 

New York State continues to be exceptionally strong in academic R&D and innovation. NYS ranks #2 in the nation in academic R&D expenditures, split almost evenly between upstate and downstate colleges and universities.

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Accessible Supply Chain and Infrastructure

Abundant raw materials and major-market proximity, all accessible by superior highways, rail, airports and ports.

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Cost Efficient Energy

New York provides some of the nation’s lowest natural gas prices, and also ranks high in wind and clean technology patenting.

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Greater Quality of Life

With easy access to everything from thriving arts and culture, to bustling nightlife, to outdoor activities among forests, mountains, lakes, rivers and the Atlantic Ocean, New York offers endlessly diverse options for recreation and enrichment.

New York State has 10 diverse regions offering everything your business can need. Find the region that’s best for you.


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