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The NYC Difference

What makes NYC different? It’s the diversity. The dynamism. The ambition. The connectivity. The entrepreneurial spirit. The ecosystem of innovation. The center of culture. The center of commerce. The center of everything.

A lot of out-of-town airlines like to talk big about New York City, but as the only airline based right here, no one knows like we do why this city has always been—and still is—such a great place to live, work, and visit.

Robin Hayes
CEO, JetBlue
Central Park, New York City

NYC is a melting pot like no other, with the scale, space, talent, and imagination to help you hit the ground running.

Your NYC Business Partner

Our Business Development team can guide you through every step of the expansion or relocation process. Our services include:

  • Site selection support
  • Access to talent and workforce development consultation
  • Financial incentives analysis
  • Access to economic data, custom data requests, and location analysis
  • City and state agency navigation
  • Comparative market analysis
  • Ecosystem connections to industry associations, local chambers of commerce, and business improvement districts
  • Targeted industry programs like LifeSci NYC
  • Connections to over 50 City, State, and federal finance solutions and incentives
  • International trade support

If you're a neighborhood-based retail or small business, please visit the SBS solutions center for one-on-one support.

Your NYC Business Roadmap

Tap into tax incentives, finance solutions, and workforce development programs to find your opportunities in NYC.

Download Our Business Guides
  • Business Incentives Guide
  • Business Resource Guide

Meet the Team

Daniel Clark Daniel Clark

Daniel Clark serves as VP & Director of Business Development at NYCEDC, where he oversees business attraction, retention, and expansion. Dan also has a background in community development, including former roles as the Executive Director of the Staten Island Business Outreach Center and the Forest Avenue Business Improvement District. Contact Daniel.

Youcif Almegaryaf Youcif Almegaryaf

Youcif Almegaryaf has been an AVP on NYCEDC’s Business Development team since January 2019. He has a wide-ranging economic, infrastructure, and business development background across the public and private sectors. His focus industries are life sciences, finance, insurance, real estate, tech, and manufacturing. Contact Youcif.

Lia Manos Lia Manos

Lia Manos is a Project Manager on NYCEDC’s Business Development team. Her experience includes working with CBRE’s Investment Properties Institutional Group and with Alexandria Real Estate Equities. She has also worked for the North Carolina Department of Commerce, marketing apprenticeships across the state. Her focus industries include green economy, gaming, and offshore wind. Contact Lia.

Aleksandra Popovik Aleksandra Popovik

Aleksandra Popovik is a Project Manager on the NYCEDC Business Development team. Previously, at Bank of Montreal and the Consulate General of Canada in New York, she worked on the Canadian Technology Accelerator program helping early-stage high-growth tech startups expand into NYC. Her focus industries include tech, green economy, and venture capital. Contact Aleksandra.

Contact Our Team

We can help you succeed in the diverse NYC business ecosystem.

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