If you run a small business, incentives can help you develop it and save money.

There are different types of incentives:

  • City
  • State
  • Federal

Incentives can help with:

  • Facility investment
  • Business retention
  • Business expansion

The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) can help you access incentives.

They provide:

  • Information
  • Guidance
  • Technical assistance


Learn more about small business incentives.

Find a Business Solutions Center.

By Phone

  • Agency: Small Business Services
  • Division: NYC Small Business Services Hotline
  • Phone Number: 888-SBS-4NYC (888-727-4692)
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Please call (212) 618-8810 after hours.

The Energy Cost Savings Program (ECSP) helps businesses save money on electricity and gas.

The program offers rebates of up to:

  • 45 percent on regulated electric costs
  • 35 percent on regulated natural gas costs

To be eligible, your business must be:

  • A non-retail commercial or industrial business
  • In or moving to the five boroughs, but not Manhattan South of 96th Street
  • In a newly constructed or renovated building

Strict filing deadlines apply.

These businesses are not eligible:

  • Hotels
  • Hospitals
  • Retail businesses
  • Personnel services firms
  • Public benefit corporations

Learn more about the Energy Cost Savings Program (ECSP).

The Industrial Business Zone Relocation Tax Credit helps businesses move to certain parts of New York City.

To be eligible, your business must be:

  • A manufacturing firm
  • Moving to an Industrial Business Zone in New York City

The credit:

  • Is available one-time only
  • Covers eligible moving costs
  • Is up to $1,000 per full-time employee or $100,000, whichever is lower

Learn more about Industrial Business Zone Relocation Tax Credit.

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