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Solutions to Today’s Business Challenges

At NYCEDC, we know that businesses face unique challenges when it comes to location decisions, including recruiting talent, finding the right customer base, securing space, and accessing capital. The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact have only increased the level of uncertainty and made it more difficult to make decisions, which is why NYCEDC and the City of New York are offering a range of COVID-19 business resources.

Forging the Relationships

In this economic climate, businesses need a guide to help them navigate the location process more than ever.

That’s where NYCEDC can help.

Beyond the bottom line, business location decisions often come down to people, relationships, and connections. And as a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to creating shared prosperity across NYC, we can help you establish critical connections you need to succeed in the diverse NYC business ecosystem.

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Daniel Clark, Director of Business Development


The NYC Ecosystem

By The Numbers


The size of NYC’s labor force, the largest in the country

9.5M - The size of NYC’s labor force, the largest in the country
An Advanced Manufacturing Hub
1M - College students in NYC, making us America’s largest college town
A Wealth of Talent
By The Numbers


College students in NYC, making us America’s largest college town

By The Numbers


New Yorkers with a bachelor’s degree or above—more than LA, SF, D.C., Philadelphia, and Boston combined

Brooklyn Army Terminal Tenants
The Brooklyn Army Terminal

Your NYC Business Partner

We can guide you through every step of the expansion or relocation process and integrate you into the NYC ecosystem, connecting you to:

  • Our diverse and talented NYC labor force of over 4M—the nation’s largest
  • Talent and researchers at some of the world’s finest universities, helping your business access cutting edge-technology
  • Partners in the investment and venture capital community, enabling your business to tap into the capital it needs to expand and grow

We know that the site selection process can be daunting, so we offer solutions and guidance to help your business find its home in the five boroughs, while facilitating connections to industry associations, international trade organizations, local chambers of commerce, and business improvement districts (BIDs)—helping you establish your business network and bring you closer to partners in your sector.

Your NYC Business Roadmap
  • Business Incentives Guide
  • Business Resource Guide

How We Do It

NYCEDC offers a range of services designed to help you hit the ground running in NYC.

Brooklyn Army Terminal Atrium. Photo by Josh Sterling/NYCEDC.

Leasing Opportunities

Find space in an NYCEDC-managed property, whatever your business needs.

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NYC Is Open for Business

From advanced manufacturing to life sciences to cybersecurity to tech and emerging industries, our business development team has the experience, relationships, and expertise to help you navigate the NYC ecosystem and find your place. You’ll never have to go it alone.

NYC has all the ingredients you need to succeed.

We have an opportunity to build a more equitable and sustainable city, with opportunities for New Yorkers and for the millions of people around the world who come here to live, work, and do business. Make your future in NYC and write the next chapter of this city’s history.

Expanding or Relocating Your Business to NYC?

Neighborhood-based retail and small businesses: Contact our SBS solutions center for one-on-one support.

Medium-to-large businesses: Contact our Business Development team for one-on-one support.