Global NY was launched by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in 2014 to offer one-stop services to both foreign businesses looking to invest in New York and to local businesses who want to export globally. Featuring unparalleled academic and research centers, a highly skilled workforce and innovative industries and technologies, it's no surprise that New York is the No. 2 destination for foreign direct investment and home to 55 Fortune 500 companies. New York's rankings demonstrate its leadership in attracting international investment, as well as business retention and expansion. With world-class infrastructure, creative incentives and the lowest taxes in decades, the economy of tomorrow is thriving in New York State.