In addition to Empire State Development' s primary role to assist and support businesses and encourage economic investment and prosperity in New York State, we serve as the parent corporation for nine subsidiary corporations. Each subsidiary operates as an independent entity, with a board, president and staff, and each is associated with large-scale development projects.

Below is a list of Empire State Development' s subsidiaries. Click on a name for a more detailed description and a link to its external site.

Atlantic Yards Community Development Corporation (AYCDC)

Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation (BBPDC)

Convention Center Development Corporation (CCDC)

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC)

Harlem Community Development Corporation (HCDC)

Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC)

Moynihan Station Development Corporation (MSDC)

Queens West Development Corporation (QWDC)

USA Niagara Development Corporation (USAN)

Major Development Projects

Empire State Development oversees important development projects, aimed at fostering sustainable growth, creating jobs, reviving our economy and expanding opportunities for all New Yorkers. 

Atlantic Yards Project
Aqueduct Race Track Civic Project 
Belmont Park Redevelopment Study 

City-by-City Projects 

Columbia Manhattanville Project

Midtown Rising   

Radisson Community   

Victoria Theater Redevelopment 

Other Development Projects

Episcopal Church Home Project