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Certified Company Directory Information

The City provides a central directory for prospective purchasers to learn about Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) and Locally-based Enterprises (LBEs) that are certified to do business with the City of New York. The directory lists previous contract wins and contract information.

NYC Tech Talent Pipeline

The Tech Talent Pipeline is a collaboration between businesses, community groups, training providers, government, and academic institutions announced by the Mayor in May 2014. This initiative provides leadership, funding, and support to public and private partners working to deliver technology education, training, and job opportunities to underserved New Yorkers.

Non-Profit Assistance

The City provides assistance and access to non-profit organizations. Non-profits can get help with the Hurricane Sandy related issues, credit and cash flow issues, capital projects, fundraising and more.

NYC and Company Membership

The City provides information to businesses about the benefits of NYC & Company membership. NYC & Company is a private, nonprofit, member-based organization and the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization of the City of New York.

Doing Business Search

The Doing Business Portal lets you search for information on vendors, lobbyists, and non-lobbyists who do business with the City of New York. You can get help on how to use the application as well as answers to frequently asked questions about the Doing Business search.

City Vendor Information

The City provides information about doing business with New York City. The City's Fiscal Management and Operations office answers questions about payments and invoices from suppliers who do business with the City.

Lease City Property

The City provides information about short- and long-term commercial leases on City-owned property. Asset Management is responsible for the management of the inventory of City-owned real estate, both buildings and vacant lots.

Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City

The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which facilitates innovative public-private partnerships throughout NYC’s five boroughs.

Financial incentives from NYC

SUNY Tax-Free Areas to Revitalize and Transform Upstate New York Program

The START-UP NY program provides tax benefits to approved businesses that locate in vacant space or land of approved New York State public and private colleges and universities, approved strategic state assets, and New York State incubators affiliated with private universities or colleges that are designated as tax-free NY areas. (PDF)

Investment Tax Credit

The Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is a business tax credit on qualified purchases of buildings, machinery or equipment the year the property was placed in service.

NYCEDC: Competitions

NYCEDC hosts a number of competitions each year to help drive creative entrepreneurship and attract top-tier talent to New York City.

NYCEDC: Business Incentives Guide

A summary of the business incentives that are offered at many levels, ranging from programs that offer tax exemptions based on where a company is located and, in some cases, the specific business sector. (PDF)

Division of Minority and Women's Business Development

The mission of DMWBD is to promote equality of economic opportunities for MWBEs and to eliminate barriers to their participation in state contracts. DMWBD supplements New York State’s economic leadership with information and resources that increase access to information and opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses throughout the State.

2014 NYC Development Finance Conference

An annual event that brings together developers, investors, not-for-profits and others to meet industry experts and enhance their understanding of finance tools available for innovative development in communities throughout the five boroughs.

Commercial Tax Incentives

Information about NYCIDA tax benefits that may be available to induce commercial companies to undertake major capital investments that result in the creation and retention of significant levels of jobs within New York City.

NYC Entrepreneurial Fund

The New York City Entrepreneurial Fund—first of its kind outside Silicon Valley—provides promising, New York City-based technology startup companies with early-stage capital.