Regional, State & National Business Resources


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
518.465.8975
www.ceg.org

 

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
518.465.1571
www.bcnys.org

 

Data Numbering System (DUNS)
All federal contractors must have a DUNS number to register.

866.705.5711
www.fedgov.dnb.com/webform

 

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.

www.ogs.state.ny.us/BU/DC/ESB.asp

 

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
518.292.5200
www.empire.state.ny.us

 

Federal Business Opportunities (FBO)
www.fbo.gov

 

Governor's Office of Regulatory Reform
PO Box 2107
Agency Building 1, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12220
518.486.3292
www.gorr.state.ny.us


Internal Revenue Service
800.829.4933
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. 
Small Business & Self-Employed Tax Center
Simplified Option for Home Office Deduction


MERX – Doing Business with Canada
www.merx.com

 

NAICS (North American Industry Classification System)
www.naics.com

 

New York Business Development Corporation
50 Beaver Street
Albany, NY 12207
800.923.2504
www.nybdc.com

 

New York Loves Small Business
www.nylovessmallbusiness.com

 

New York State Contractor Reporter
www.nyscr.org

 

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233
518.402.8013
www.dec.ny.gov

 

New York State Department of Labor

1660 Seventh Avenue
Troy, NY 12180
518.270.2860
www.labor.state.ny.us

 

New York State Department of State

41 State Street
Albany, NY 12231
518.473.2492
www.dos.state.ny.us

 

New York State Department of Tax and Finance

Building 9 W.A. Harriman Campus
Albany, NY 12227
518.485.6800
www.tax.state.ny.us

 

New York State Department of Transportation

328 State Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.286.2300
www.nysdot.gov

 

New York State Development Procurement Guide
www.esd.ny.gov/smallbusiness/data/041311DoingBusinessNYS.Procurementguide.pdf

 

New York State Directory of Small Business Programs
www.esd.ny.gov/SmallBusiness/Data/DirectoryofSmallBizPrograms.pdf

 


New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

17 Columbia Circle
Albany, NY 12203
518.862.1090
www.nyserda.org

 

New York State Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprise
www.nylovesmwbe.ny.gov

 

New York State Office of General Services
www.ogs.state.ny.us/purchase/seller.asp

 

New York State Office of the State Comptroller

Directory of frequently purchased commodities and services by NYS Agencies

www.osc.state.ny.us/reports/fiscal/directorycommodities.pdf

 

New York State Workers' Compensation Board

100 Broadway
Albany, NY 12241
866.750.5157
www.wcb.state.ny.us

 

Open Book New York

Where do your tax dollars go?

www.openbooknewyork.com

 

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
www.techvalleyconnect.com

 

United States Central Contractor Registration (CCR)

Registration site to do business with the Federal government
www.uscontractorregistration.com

 

United States Department of Defense Procurement Techinical Assistance Centers (PTAC)
www.dla.mil.db.procurem.htm

 

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)

www.sba.gov