New York

New York State is building a global hub for the innovation economy. We are training a 21st century workforce, pursuing nation-leading green energy goals, and making historic investments in advanced manufacturing, cutting-edge technology, and industries that are creating jobs for the future.

— Hope Knight, President, CEO and Commissioner,
Empire State Development


New York
The New York City skyline. (Photo: Adobe Stock / THANANIT)


New York

New York

New York


Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) will connect you to the right people and the right resources to expand your company in the Greater Rochester, NY region. A talented workforce, world-class R&D resources, an exceptional quality of life and proximity to major markets without major market costs attracted Panasonic, HP Hood and Plug Power to the Greaer Rochester, NY region.


#1 FDI (Projects)2023 State Rankings
#2 EV Charging Infrastructure2023 State Rankings
#3 Cybersecurity2023 State Rankings
Top 5 Life Sciences2023 State Rankings
Top 5 Semiconductors2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Food Processing2023 State Rankings
#1 Corporate Headquarters: New York/Jersey City/White Plains2023 Metro Rankings
#1 Fintech Leaders: New York2023 Metro Rankings
#1 Financial Centers (Global): New York2023 Global Rankings
Top 5 Smart Cities: New York City2023 Global Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities



Empire State Development

Why New York? A Q&A With Hope Knight, Empire State Development

Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Hope Knight talks about how New York innovation and initiatives support growth in manufacturing, clean energy, and more.
food and beverage

Food And Beverage, Semiconductor Industries Grow Across New York State

JCS Controls Inc, a food and beverage engineering and consulting firm, is expanding in the Greater Rochester area — one instance of investment in the state's industry.
Deal Of The Year

2022 Deal of the Year Winners: Where Are They Now?

Business Facilities revisits its 2022 Deal of the Year winners as economic development organizations submit for this year's awards. Enter by November 15.
Vampire Cities

Spooky Site Selection: A Vampire’s Wish List

In celebration of Halloween, we bring you Lawn Love’s top 10 best (and worst) cities for vampires. Which city would Dracula dig?
Constellation Brands Rochester New York

Refresh In Rochester: A Q&A With Constellation Brands’ Chief Financial Officer

Constellation Brands CFO Garth Hankinson shares why this global beverage company chose to remain in Rochester for its new headquarters, moving to downtown.
U.S. Tech Hubs

EDA Announces 31 Tech Hubs Across U.S. 

New Tech Hubs program will drive regional innovation and job creation by strengthening a region’s capacity to manufacture, commercialize, and deploy technology.
Semiconductor Industry

Semiconductor Industry Set To Electrify Over Next Decade

Long-term growth is projected for the semiconductor industry due to continued innovation, artificial intelligence, and demand for electric vehicles.
FAST NY, New York State

New York State: Building On Success

The Focused Attraction of Shovel-Ready Tracts New York (FAST NY) program develops shovel-ready sites to accommodate the needs of large employers and high-tech manufacturing companies.