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Mayor's Office for International Affairs

The mission of the Division for International Business is to attract foreign business and investment to New York, increase opportunities for existing international businesses and provide customized assistance to overseas companies seeking to open operations in New York City.  We work with the consular corps, trade commissions, and bi-lateral chambers of commerce as well as all departments of City government. 

Our “One-Stop-Shop” assists foreign companies that want to have a presence in New York City – whether it’s an office, a store, a factory, whatever the size or industry – we’ve got over 15 years experience helping foreign businesses succeed in New York. 

We’d be delighted to meet with you to discuss your business needs, and put together your confidential customized package.

Our office is active within the extensive New York City business network which will help you locate the information you need in many areas.  We can introduce you to the various business associations and appropriate New York City agencies to make your transition seamless.

Take A Look

Our International Business Calendar lists a wide variety of business events held in the five boroughs of New York City.  We recommend that you consult the calendar before booking your next trip to New York, so you can optimize your time here.

View our International Business Directory website, a compendium of almost 2,000 foreign-based businesses that are located within New York City’s 5 boroughs.  You will find information for the NYC diplomatic corps, trade commissions and bilateral chambers of commerce.  The Directory is a joint project with the Weissman Center for International Business at Baruch College.

Our staff is dedicated to assisting you in locating the information you need to establish your presence in New York City.




The Division for International Business is part of the government of the City of New York.  The Division for International Business does not endorse, and is not affiliated with, any specific company or product.  Please consult an independent professional for individualized advice on legal, tax, or accounting matters.

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