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Manufacturing Assistance Program


State Empire State Development

The Manufacturing Assistance Program provides monetary grants for manufacturing businesses. Grants are for projects to improve productivity or competitiveness.

Grants are up to $1 million. Businesses must be in New York State, employ 50-1,000 workers, and export at least 30% of their production outside of New York State.

The grant is for a project. The project must include:

  • an investment of at least $1 million;
  • major improvements to production; and
  • retention of 85% of workers for five years.

The project can be for increased or more environmentally friendly production, new equipment, training, or other costs.

Additional resources

Empire State Development

Small Business Division
633 Third Avenue, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone (800) 782-8369
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