START-UP NY offers new and expanding businesses the opportunity to operate tax-free for 10 years on or near eligible university or college campuses in New York State.
Partnering with these schools gives businesses direct access to advanced research laboratories, development resources and experts in key industries.
No business, corporate, sales, state or local taxes and no franchise fees. And no income tax for the company or its employees. Ten full years of savings.Learn More
Setting up on campus gives you immediate access to state-of-the-art facilities and talent.
Major-market proximity, cost-efficient energy and an expansive infrastructure with national and global access are a few of the unique benefits New York has to offer.
To participate in START-UP NY, your company must meet the following requirements:
Be a new business in New York State, or an existing New York business relocating to or expanding within the state
Partner with a New York State college or university
Create new jobs and contribute to the economic development of the local community
Your company should belong to one of the many eligible industries below.
The industries listed below are not typically eligible* to join START-UP NY, but may be eligible for one of the many other business incentive programs offered by New York State. Learn more about these other programs.
The lowest tax rate for the middle class in 58 years. Plus, no other state offers such a broad tax-exclusion program like START-UP NY.
New York State ranks #2 among states with adults who have four or more years of college. Also #2 among states for the highest number of scientists and engineers who live here.
New York State continues to be exceptionally strong in academic R&D and innovation. NYS ranks #2 in the nation in academic R&D expenditures, and this research is split almost evenly between upstate and downstate colleges & universities.
Abundant raw materials and major-market proximity, all accessible by superior highways, rail, airports and ports.
Providing some of the nation’s lowest natural gas prices, New York also ranks highly in wind and clean technology patenting.
With quick access to bustling nightlife and culture as well as lush forests and mountain hiking, New York offers diverse and endless options.
Use this map to explore New York State by region, industry, property type, college or university of interest, labor force and lifestyle information. Click on a Region title or an area on the map to view more information on that region. You can also click on the ‘FIND A LOCATION’ button to view
tax-free zones on our interactive map.