Programs for New Careers and Fresh Starts

NYSERDA: Clean Energy Workforce Development and Training (opens in new window)

Supports a broad range of renewable energy and energy efficiency education and training programs for new and existing staff, aimed at creating an experienced workforce to support New York State’s growing clean energy economy.

ESD: Growth Support in New York Programs (opens in new window)

New York State supports and encourages business growth with a variety of funds, loans, grants and other financial incentives.

ESD: Innovation Development Support Programs (opens in new window)

New York State offers resources designed to enable new and existing businesses to become more competitive through the use of innovative technologies. Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) programs and centers emphasize the importance of working with industry as a way to leverage New York State’s technology strengths to produce new products. The state also offers other innovation development support resources, including financial incentives, to foster university collaboration, research and innovation.

NYSERDA: NY Sun – Solar Program (NY-Sun) (opens in new window)

Provides incentives and financing to make solar-generated electricity accessible and affordable for all New York homeowners, renters, and businesses. Using solar can help lower energy costs compared to using conventionally generated electricity. Additional program components include training for installers and public officials, standardized permitting processes, and consumer education.

ESD: Operational Support Programs (opens in new window)

A wide range of business training, resources and assistance programs are available to help businesses with everything from finding a mentor to taking products and services to a global marketplace.