A Taste NY store with many packaged products available.

Business Development

Business Development in New York State
Helping to Protect and Grow Businesses

Agriculture is a major driver of New York's economy, contributing billions of dollars in sales annually. Our Department is dedicated to growing the industry and raising consumer awareness of local food and beverages through promotion, education, and financial and technical assistance.

From marketing programs such as the Taste NY and NYS Grown & Certified® programs, to assistance with exporting products or starting a new farm operation, the Department works with the agricultural community to connect farms to new markets, increase sales and exposure of New York products, and help protect and grow businesses across the state.

Programs Reach New Customers

Taste NY introduces consumers to the world-class products made right here in New York, helping to create new economic opportunities for our farmers and for our food and beverage producers.

Stay Informed
Connect With the Right Resources
Make sure you stay in the know about our programs, partnerships, and funding opportunities that can help your business thrive.