Regional, State & National Business Resources

Below is a list of various regional, state and national business resources. For assistance in making connections, please contact our Resource Navigator, Gail Hopper at 518.372.5656.

Business Council of New York State

The Business Council of New York State, Inc., is the leading business organization in New York State, representing the interests of large and small firms throughout the state. Its membership is made up of thousands of member companies, as well as local chambers of commerce and professional and trade associations. The primary function of the organization is to serve as an advocate for employers in the state political and policy-making arena, working for a healthier business climate, economic growth, and jobs.

12 Corporate Woods Boulevard, Suite 17
Albany, NY 12211

Business Mentor NY
This service is available to any NYS business that employees 100 or fewer people. Small business owners and emerging entrepreneurs can get FREE counsel, advice and support from  experienced entrepreneurs and seasoned  professionals through the online facilitated matching system of Business Mentor NY. Businesses can  get answers to simple questions or engage in  longer-term relationships with their mentors.  

Business Mentor NY’s network includes professionals  across a variety of different industries and with  diverse skill sets such as finance and cash flow  management, retail, communications and IT, human resources and staffing, public relations, and sales and marketing.
For more information, visit or e-mail or call 212.803.3246.


Center for Economic Growth (CEG)

CEG is a regional economic and business development organization dedicated to developing and promoting efforts to attract high-tech talent and companies and to provide innovative services to bolster local businesses in New York's Capital Region and Tech Valley.

39 North Pearl Street, Suite 101
Albany, NY 12207


Data Numbering System (DUNS)

All federal contractors must have a DUNS number to register.



Empire State Builder

The Empire State Builder is the Office of General Services (OGS) Design and Construction Group's public notification service of construction and consultant contract bidding opportunities. Each week, this publication provides information on: construction contracts with plans and specifications currently available for purchase; a listing of plans purchasers for contracts to be bid; bid results; future construction contracting opportunities; and other relevant OGS contracting notices.


Empire State Development

Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency. Its mission is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, Empire State Development strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State.

625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12207


Federal Business Opportunities (FBO)


Governor's Office of Regulatory Reform

PO Box 2107
Agency Building 1, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12220

Internal Revenue Service Small Business & Self Employed Tax Center
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

MERX – Doing Business with Canada


NAICS (North American Industry Classification System)


New York Business Development Corporation

50 Beaver Street
Albany, NY 12207


New York Loves Small Business


New York State Contractor Reporter


New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233


New York State Department of Labor

1660 Seventh Avenue
Troy, NY 12180


New York State Department of State

41 State Street
Albany, NY 12231


New York State Department of Tax and Finance

Building 9 W.A. Harriman Campus
Albany, NY 12227


New York State Department of Transportation

328 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305


New York State Development Procurement Guide


New York State Directory of Small Business Programs


New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203


New York State Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprise


New York State Office of General Services


New York State Office of the State Comptroller

Directory of frequently purchased commodities and services by NYS Agencies


New York State Workers' Compensation Board

100 Broadway
Albany, NY 12241


Open Book New York

Where do your tax dollars go?


Tech Valley Connect

Tech Valley Connect is an innovative program designed to provide focused assistance to relocating professionals. Its mission is to increase retention and recruitment of top talent to the Capital Region.

120 Defreest Drive
Troy, NY 12180
(518) 698-1715


United States Central Contractor Registration (CCR)

Registration site to do business with the Federal government


United States Department of Defense Procurement Techinical Assistance Centers (PTAC)


U.S. Small Business Administration

Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA provides assistances primarily through its four programmatic functions:

1. Access to Capital (Business Financing)
2. Entrepreneurial Development (Education, Information, Technical Assistance & Training)
3. Government Contracting (Federal Procurement)
4. Advocacy (Voice for Small Business)