Financing & Incentives

NYCEDC offers information about a variety of New York City equity, financing, and incentives programs designed to help businesses thrive.

Visit NYC Business Express for a one-stop online tool to help you determine if your business qualifies for money-saving incentive programs.

  • Business Incentives Rate

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    Business Incentive Rate (BIR) is an energy discount program co-administered by NYCEDC and Con Edison.

  • Commercial Expansion Program

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    Real estate tax reductions for commercial or industrial leases in targeted areas of the City.

  • Commercial Revitalization Program / CRT Special Reduction

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    Explore real estate tax reductions for commercial or retail leases in lower Manhattan.

  • Commercial Tax Incentives

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    Discretionary tax incentives for commercial projects with significant economic benefit to New York City.

  • Con Edison Economic Development Program

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    Discounted ConEdison energy programs to attract and retain businesses and jobs in New York City.

  • Empowerment Zone Benefits

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    Federal-designated area that offers an array of public funds and tax reductions for business development and investments.

  • Energy Cost Savings Program

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    Discounted energy program for businesses relocating to or undertaking capital projects in New York City.

  • Exempt Facilities Bond Program

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    Assistance in the form of tax exempt bonds for companies undertaking capital projects on exempt facilities in New York City

  • Food Retail Expansion to Support Health (FRESH)

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    FRESH promotes the establishment and retention of neighborhood grocery stores in underserved communities by providing zoning and financial incentives to eligible grocery store operators and developers.

  • Industrial & Commercial Abatement Program

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    Real estate tax reductions on newly constructed or physically improved New York City commercial and industrial buildings.

  • Industrial Business Zone Relocation Tax Credit

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    Relocation tax credit for industrial and manufacturing businesses relocating to an Industrial Business Zone.

  • Industrial Incentives for Developers

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    Tax reductions for developers undertaking industrial projects in Empire and Empowerment Zones in New York City.

  • Industrial Incentives Program (IIP)

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    Tax reductions for industrial companies in New York City undertaking capital renovation projects.

  • Job Creation and Retention Program

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    The Job Creation and Retention Program (“JCRP”) provides discretionary grant funds to eligible companies committing to create a minimum of 75 new jobs in Lower Manhattan as well as to firms making a commitment to retaining at least 200 Lower Manhattan jobs.

  • Lower Manhattan Energy Program

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    Discounted energy program for commercial tenants in lower Manhattan.

  • Lower Manhattan Relocation and Employment Assistance Program

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    This program offers a $3,000 per employee business tax credit for firms relocating jobs to Lower Manhattan. Businesses must also make improvements to the premise.

  • Lower Manhattan Sales and Use Tax Exemption

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    Slate of incentives for businesses relocating or recommitting to Lower Manhattan.

  • Manufacturing Facilities Bond Program

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    Tax-exempt bonds for manufacturers of tangible personal property acquiring, developing, renovating or equipping facilities in New York City.

  • New Markets Tax Credits Program

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    NYCEDC facilitates the use of the New Markets Tax Credit program for the financing of real estate projects in low-income communities through its CDE, NYC Neighborhood Capital Corporation, and strategic collaborations with a number of national CDEs.

  • Not-for-Profit Bond Program

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    Build NYC’s Not-for-Profit Bond Program facilitates access to private activity tax-exempt bond financing for not-for-profit institutions to acquire, construct, renovate and/or equip their facilities.

  • NYC Capital Access Loan Guaranty Program

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    Public-private lending program enables banks and credit unions to make loans to micro and small businesses that may not qualify for conventional bank loans.

  • NYC Development Finance Conference

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    The NYC Development Finance Conference is an annual event that brings together not-for-profits, developers, lenders and other industry experts to discuss tools for innovative economic development throughout the five boroughs.

  • NYC Entrepreneurial Fund

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    In an effort to strengthen and expand early stage entrepreneurship activities, the City created this $22 million fund to provide New York City-based technology startup companies with early-stage capital.

  • NYC Food Manufacturers Growth Fund

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    The NYC Food Manufacturers Growth Fund makes affordable financing available to eligible small food manufacturing businesses looking to expand their operations.

  • NYCEDC Nonprofit Capacity Building Workshop

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    NYCEDC's Capacity Building Workshop had two successful sessions in December 2014 and February 2015. Led by the Nonprofit Finance Fund, the workshop was designed to help organizations begin to plan capital projects like the renovation of a facility, acquisition of space, or new construction.

  • Open Industrial Uses Sales Tax Exemption Program

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    The Open Industrial Uses Sales Tax Exemption Program (OIUSTEP) provides companies with sales tax exemptions for the purchase of building materials to renovate and improve unenclosed industrial materials storage facilities in order to implement cost-effective pollution prevention controls and to create stronger safeguards for hazardous materials in the city’s flood zones.

  • Qualified Emerging Technology Company Incentives

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    Tax reductions for emerging technology companies in New York City.

  • Relocation and Employment Assistance Program

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    Relocation tax credit for commercial and industrial businesses excluding retail and hotels relocating into targeted areas of the city.

  • Sales Tax Exemption for Manufacturers

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    Tax credits for industrial and manufacturing companies in New York City on their energy consumption.

  • Solar Thermal Pilot Program

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    The Solar Thermal Pilot Program provided financial assistance to City-based building owners for installing solar hot water systems. NYCEDC launched the Solar Thermal Pilot Program in 2009, offering grants of 30% of installation costs up to $50,000 per solar thermal system to NYC-based building owners.


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