Economic Development & Startup Resources
Welcome to our comprehensive collection of economic development and startup resources at the STEAM Garden Incubator. This page serves as your gateway to a wide range of federal and state tools, resources, and support programs designed to facilitate the growth and success of your business venture.
Discover the Power of Enterprise Empowerment
We understand the challenges that startups face. That’s why we’ve meticulously curated a diverse suite of resources to help you navigate everything from initial planning stages to scaling your business. Here, you’ll find information on grants, loans, tax incentives, mentoring programs, and more, provided by both federal and state institutions.
Contract Assistance Programs
Each listing comes with a live link to guide you directly to the respective program page, ensuring ease of access to crucial information and applications. This collection covers resources suitable for businesses in various sectors, but especially those within the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) fields.
Whether your business is within the STEAM Garden Incubator or located nearby, this page is designed to help you make informed decisions and leverage available economic development tools. As you venture forward, allow us to support you in paving your path to success.
Welcome to your hub of economic empowerment. Let's build the future together
Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE)
This program works to promote equality in economic opportunities for MWBEs by eliminating barriers to their participation in state contracts. It offers certification, resources and assistance to help MWBEs succeed in the New York State contracting marketplace.
CBID - Central Business Improvement District
BID is an organization that helps improve a commercial district's vitality. It is a geographical area where local stakeholders oversee and fund their commercial district's maintenance, improvement, and promotion. Districts and market small businesses can create a thriving business environment that will benefit the entire community.