Small Business Incentives

Economic Gardening Initiative

Provides customized core business strategies, market research, qualified sales leads and improved internet and technology tailored to your growing needs.


Hudson Initiative

Certification program offers greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities at the state government level.


Small & Emerging Business Development Program

Provides for developmental assistance, including entrepreneurial training, marketing, computer skills, accounting, legal and industry-specific assistance.


Small Business & Loan Guaranty Program

Provides loan guarantees to banks and other small business lenders in association with the SSBCI ranging from $5,000 to $1.5 million.


Veteran Initiative

Helps veteran-owned and service-connected disabled veteran-owned small businesses gain greater access to purchasing and contracting opportunities at the state level.


Enterprise Zone

A $2,500 tax credit for each certified net, new job created and either a 4 percent sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or 1.5 percent refund on capital investment.


Quality Jobs

Up to 6 percent rebate on annual payroll expenses for up to 10 years and either a 4 percent sales/use tax rebate on capital expenses or a 1.5 percent investment tax credit for qualifying expenses.