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New York Agencies associated with the Specialty Food Business

The following New York Agencies, provided with contact information, impact the Specialty Food Business. Please refer to your phone book for local agencies, chambers of commerce, and local health department information.

New York Food Business Agencies

Department of Agriculture & Markets

Food safety, food labeling, licensing, Farmers Markets, press releases, agriculture statistics.

Food safety & labeling Program information:

New York General Business Agencies

Department of State

Business information, business registry, state information links.

NYS Department of State
41 State Street
Albany, NY 12231-0001
Fax: (518) 474-4765
Phone: (518) 474-0050

New York State Online Permit Assistance and Licensing


Empire State Development

Business services, starting a business in NY, incentive program outlines
Phone: 800-782-8369

Albany Empire State Development
30 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12245

New York City Empire State Development
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017-6706

Small Business Administration District Offices

New York District Office
26 Federal Plaza, Suite 3100
New York, NY 10278
Phone: 212-264-4354

Syracuse District Office
401 S. Salina Street, 5th Floor
Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-471-9393
Fax: 315-471-9288

Buffalo District Office
111 West Huron Street, Suite 1311
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: 716-551-4301
Fax: 716-551-4418

Taxation and Finance

Small Business Information:

NYS Tax Department
Taxpayer Assistance Bureau
W. A. Harriman Campus
Albany, NY 12227
Phone: 1-800-225-5829
TDD: 1-800-634-2110