Statewide Empire Zone Program (New York)

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EZFeed Policy

Place New York


Name Statewide Empire Zone Program (New York)

Policy Type Loan Program
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy No

Implementing Sector Non-Profit

Program Administrator New York Business Development Corporation
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-05-16
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary


Business that do not meet the requirements for standard financing, but are in need of capital, may qualify for NYBDC’s Statewide Empire Zone Program. The Statewide Zone Capital Corporation (SZCC), a privately-owned loan fund, provides financing to businesses located within participating Empire Zones; the loans range from $30,000 to $300,000 and feature below-market interest rates, minimum down payment requirements, and flexible repayment terms. Funds may be used for working capital, real estate, equipment, debt refinancing, and more. NYBDC manages the SZCC.

Policy Contact

Department New York Business Development Corporation