Economic Development

NY-BEST works closely with New York State’s chief economic development agency, Empire State Development, and local economic development agencies across the state to assist companies that are interested in establishing new operations or growing their companies in New York State.


Empire State Development

NYS ESD offers a variety of assistance programs and we can help you connect with the right staff and navigate the process of accessing State assistance. State assistance includes: 

  • Tax-based incentives, 
  • Resources and training for entrepreneurs and businesses, 
  • Industry/university partnerships fostering the development of innovative technologies and products, and 
  • The financial support needed to help businesses grow

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Clean Energy Incubators

In addition to offering energy storage start-ups assistance through our BRIDGE Program, NY-BEST works closely with NYSERDA on its Clean Energy Incubators. NYSERDA supports six clean energy business incubators strategically located in the heart of cleantech clusters in New York State for easy access to market, talent and commercialization support. Between 2009 and 2017, the original six incubators had 163 clients and graduates raise more than $313 million in private capital while creating more than 1,075 jobs. For a list of clean energy incubators, visit NYSERDA’s website. 


NY-BEST New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium

230 Washington Avenue Extension
Suite 101
Albany, NY 12203

P: 518.694.8474