Statement From Empire State Development Corp.

March 22, 2020

NYS Business Updates From The Empire Development Corporation:

1. New York State is doing all it can to keep New Yorkers safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. But we’re stronger if we all work together. Governor Cuomo is calling on health care professionals, schools of public health or medicine and PPE products providers and manufacturers to come forward to support the state’s response. There is a new landing page for all those who can help:
We are seeking the following:
a. Health, Mental Health, and Related Professionals – We are looking for qualified health, mental health, and related professionals who are interested in supporting the state’s response.
b. School of Public Health, School of Medicine, or School of Nursing Administrators – We are looking for qualified individuals who are interested in supporting the state’s response.
c. Gloves, Masks and Gowns – There is shortage of personal protective equipment — or PPE — products in the state, including gloves, masks and gowns, the Governor is asking all PPE product providers to sell to the state any products that are not essential or not currently being used.
d. Help New York State by Manufacturing Products – The Governor is encouraging any company with the proper equipment or personnel to begin to manufacturing personal protective equipment products. The state is willing to provide funding to any company to obtain the proper equipment and personnel. Businesses interested in receiving funding to manufacture products should email us at
e. Donations of Goods, Services, and Space – In times of need, New Yorkers are there to help. We are accepting donations of essential goods, services, and spaces to support New York’s response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
2. Sign up for Coronavirus Updates – Sign up for email updates from New York State with critical information on the Coronavirus pandemic:
3. ESD has a new online form for COVID-19-Related Business questions. Please share this with your networks for any questions from businesses:


Omar Sanders
Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, Southern Tier Regional Office
Empire State Development
44 Hawley Street, Room 1508
Binghamton, NY 13901
(607) 721-8610 |