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Business Incentives:

NYC Business Incentives Calculator

Thinking of relocating to Hudson Square? Use the Business Incentives Calculator to gauge what city, state, and federal financing could be available to you.

Lower Manhattan REAP–Special Eligible Businesses
Provides tax credits of $3,000 per employee for businesses that relocate to Hudson Square and other neighborhoods south of Houston Street.

Excelsior Jobs Program
Tax credits are available for strategic businesses such as high tech, bio-tech, clean-tech and manufacturing that create jobs or make significant capital investments.

Qualified Emerging Technology Companies (QETC) Incentive Program
Offers up to $250,000 of funding to emerging technology companies for research and development activities, employee training, and property leasing.

New York State Film Production Credit
Provides tax credit equal to 35% of production expenditures for production companies that shoot and produce films in New York City.

New York City Capital Access Loan Guaranty Program
Provides up to 40% guaranty on loans for small businesses experiencing difficulty in borrowing.

Manufacturing Facilities Bond Program & Industrial Incentives Program
Offers a variety of credits and triple tax exempt financing to manufacturers of tangible personal property that acquire, construct, or renovate facilities for business.

Media Tech Bond Program
A loan program that provides low-interest bond financing to small businesses creating intangible products

ConEd Small Business Direct Installation Program

Provides a free on-site energy audit for ConEd customers with monthly electric bills under 100kw.

NYC Solar and Green Roof Tax Abatements

Provides a variety of tax incentives for owners who install green roofs or solar PVs on top of their buildings.


Business Assistance

Training Funding for Businesses

NYC Business Solutions Training Funds provide up to $400,000 to fund 60-70% of eligible training costs.

Starting a new business in NYC

NYC Business Express is a one-stop website that makes starting, operating, and expanding a business in New York City clearer, faster, and simpler.

Free Business Courses

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Obtaining Financing

New Business Assistance for Food and Beverage Establishments

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Doing Green Business in New York City (NYCEDC Handbook)
A directory of resources to help your business get the most out of going green

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