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State unveils business website

Gov. David Paterson

Gov. David Paterson Credit: AP

The state's primary business development agency has launched a new website that it says offers a complete resource for companies expanding in or moving to the state.

The site is

It guarantees that a New York State expert will respond quickly by e-mail or phone to any inquiry.

"Our 'Experts on Demand' commitment: we personally guarantee that every e-mail or phone call we receive will get a response within one business day," the state's Empire State Development agency said in a news release.

"New York First articulates, 'here's what New York can do for you,' " Gov. David Paterson said in a prepared statement.

The site has information from and links to 35 agencies.

It includes a business resource center cataloging development incentives by category; and a regional guide developed by the nonprofit Also, a mobile app for smart phones is available.

The site's toll-free number is 800-STATE-NY.

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