Corporate Information

Empire State Development (ESD) is the umbrella organization for New York' s two principal economic development financing entities: the New York State Urban Development Corporation and the Job Development Authority.
In 1995, these agencies, which had previously functioned independently, were consolidated in order to increase efficiency, reduce overhead and enhance the delivery of the State' s economic development initiatives. Reorganized as Empire State Development, the combined agencies now function as a streamlined economic development organization whose primary mission is the facilitation of business growth and job creation across New York State.

For more information about the Job Development Authority click here.

Empire State Development Mission Statement and Performance Measures

Urban Development Corporation Act

ESD By-Laws

Empire State Development Leadership

Public Meetings & Notices

Fee Schedule

Board Materials Archive

Financial Information
        Bond Program
        Audited Financials & Budget

        Procurement Guidelines
        RFPs & Opportunities
        Contract Information

Public Reporting
        Public Authorities Law Required Postings
        2015 I Love NY Hospitality Suite Usage Report
        2014 I Love NY Hospitality Suite Usage Report
        2013 I Love NY Hospitality Suite Usage Report

Guidelines, Policies & Compliance
        Regional Council Guidelines
        Ethics Guidelines
        Guidelines Regarding the Disposition of Property by the NYS Urban Development Corporation
        Investment Guidelines
        Land Bank Program Guidelines
        Lobbying Contact Policy
        Empire State Development Whistleblower Procedure    

In addition, Empire State Development offers a number of services for businesses, including loans and grants; tax credits; and other financing and technical assistance. For more information on any of these programs, please visit Business Programs or contact your local ESD Regional Office.