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News | Oct. 28, 2016

Governor Cuomo Announces 39 More Companies Join START-UP NY and Commit to 817 New Jobs

Program Has Attracted 202 Total Businesses, With Commitments to Create At Least 4,490 New Jobs and Invest More Than $251 Million in New York State  


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News | Mar. 06, 2016

Governor Cuomo Announces 18 Additional Companies Join START-UP NY

172 Businesses Now Participating in START-UP NY; Creating At Least 4,175 New Jobs and Investing $229.2 Million in New York State

News | Dec. 16, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces 16 Additional Companies Join START-UP NY

157 Businesses Now Participating in START-UP NY and Committing to Create at Least 4,278 New Jobs across New York State

News | Sep. 17, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces 15 Additional Companies Join START-UP NY

143 Businesses Now Participating in START-UP NY and Committing To Create Nearly 4,000 New Jobs across New York 

News | Jul. 23, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces 12 Additional Companies Join START-UP NY

128 Businesses Now Participating in START-UP NY and Committing to Create More Than 3,600 New Jobs across New York State

News | Jun. 02, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces 11 More Companies Join START-UP NY, Creating Nearly 200 Jobs Over Next Five Years

Since Program’s Launch, More Than 120 Businesses Have Joined Start-Up NY and Committed to Create More Than 3,340 New Jobs across New York State

News | May. 08, 2015

Empire State Development Announces First START-UP NY Company in Central NY Breaks Ground

Empire Brewing Company’s “Brewstead” will become Largest Farm Brewery of its kind in New York State

News | Apr. 27, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces 17 Additional Companies Join START-UP NY

Since Launch, 110 Businesses Have Joined START-UP NY, Committing to Create Nearly 3,150 New Jobs and Invest More Than $186 Million Across the State

News | Mar. 23, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces 10 More Companies Join START-UP NY

Since Launch, 93 Businesses Have Joined START-UP NY and Committed To Create More Than 2,800 New Jobs Across New York State

News | Mar. 23, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces 10 More Companies Join START-UP NY

Since Launch, 93 Businesses Have Joined START-UP NY and Committed To Create More Than 2,800 New Jobs Across New York State

News | Mar. 04, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces 11 More Companies Join START-UP NY

83 Businesses Have Joined START-UP NY Since Launch and Committed to Create More Than 2,530 New Jobs

News | Mar. 04, 2015

Farmingdale State gets first START-UP NY tenants

Farmingdale State College has secured the first tenants for a state-designated, tax-free zone, opening a new chapter for a dormant business incubator on campus.

News | Mar. 04, 2015

ClearCove, Precision Optical join START-UP NY

Rochester Institute of Technology and SUNY College at Brockport will sponsor a pair of businesses that will participate in the START-UP NY program. These companies are part of a group of 11 firms that announced their intentions to expand in or to New York as part of the START-UP NY program, investing nearly $30 million and creating nearly 160 jobs, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

News | Mar. 04, 2015

Two companies moving under START-UP NY

A renewable energy firm and an optical transceiver maker are the latest businesses moving to local, university-owned property under the state's START-UP NY economic development effort.

News | Mar. 04, 2015

Three more companies join START-UP NY tax-break program

Three more companies from the Buffalo Niagara region – including 43North contest winner ASi Inc. – have been accepted into the state’s Start-Up NY program that allows new and growing companies to operate virtually tax-free for up to 10 years.

News | Mar. 04, 2015

Newest START-UP NY Company is from Brazil

Yet another company approved for START-UP NY will move into the University at Buffalo's Gateway Building in downtown Buffalo. Joox America, a software company based in Brazil, will open an office in the building and create 11 jobs while working with UB researchers and hiring engineering graduates, according to a UB news release.

News | Mar. 04, 2015

43North winners and Brazilian software developer approved for START-UP NY via UB

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Three companies, including the 43North grand prize winner and a Brazilian software developer, have been approved for START-UP NY through their affiliation with the University at Buffalo.

News | Mar. 03, 2015

Niagara and Villa Maria approved for START-UP NY program

Niagara University and Villa Maria College have both been approved for tax breaks through the START-UP NY program. In exchange, they will make on-campus space available to eligible companies moving to or expanding in New York State.

News | Feb. 25, 2015

Albany Med to open accelerator this spring

Albany Medical Center has four biomedical startup companies in the queue to join the center's incubator when it opens this spring. The space at the incubator is designated as tax-free under New York's START-UP NY program.

News | Feb. 24, 2015

Albany Med announces opening of biomed incubator this spring

Albany Medical College recently announced the development of a new biomedical business incubator intended to connect local entrepreneurs with researchers at the college campus by June. The Biomedical Acceleration and Commercialization Center at Albany Med will will be a Tax-Free area under START-UP NY.

News | Feb. 19, 2015

Liazon teams with Tennessee co. for added products

Online benefits exchange provider and START-UP NY company Liazon Corp. is adding group life and voluntary workplace benefits to its catalog through a partnership with Unum, a financial protection benefits group.

News | Feb. 19, 2015

Lineagen raises $16 million in two rounds of financing

Lineagen, a Utah-based molecular diagnostics firm with an office in Buffalo and one of the first companies selected for START-UP NY, has closed on two rounds of financing that brought in $15.8 million.

News | Feb. 18, 2015

Griffiss seeks START-UP NY designation

Griffiss International Airport is dipping its toe into the START-UP NY market. Because Mohawk Valley Community College has a foothold on the airport grounds with its Airframe and Powerplant Technology program, it opens the door to pull down benefits from the state tax program for businesses.

News | Feb. 10, 2015

State OK's NCCC START-UP proposal

Empire State Development has approved Niagara County Community College’s proposal to be part of the state’s START-UP NY program of 10 years of tax-free business development on or near State University system campuses, the college announced Tuesday.

News | Feb. 09, 2015

START-UP NY: LED Spirit coming to UB gateway Building

Coming soon to a downtown building: About 25 new jobs that pay between $12 and $22 per hour. The employees won't have to pay state income tax. LED Spirit, whose co-founders are split between Buffalo and Montana, is establishing an assembly operation on the fourth floor of the University at Buffalo's Gateway Building.

News | Feb. 01, 2015

Four businesses at Clarkson, software company at SUNY Canton to operate tax-free through 'START-UP NY'

A software company is locating to SUNY Canton and Clarkson University is on the verge of announcing as many as four businesses that are applying to begin operations there to take advantage of a state program that lets them operate tax-free for 10 years.

News | Jan. 28, 2015

Governor Cuomo Announces 18 More Businesses Choose to Create New Jobs in New York State Under START-UP NY

73 Businesses Have Committed to Create More Than 2,400 New Jobs Since Joining START-UP NY

News | Jan. 16, 2015

Bak USA celebrates opening of its Buffalo operation

Bak USA held the official grand opening of its world headquarters on Jan. 15, becoming one of the first companies to assemble its own branded electronic tablets. In the six months since receiving START-UP NY designation, the company established its headquarters, trained its first operators and assembled 500 of 80,000 tablets it anticipates producing in 2015.

News | Jan. 16, 2015

Schenectady business accelerator ramps up for March opening

A Schenectady, New York technology accelerator, dubbed New York BizLab, is preparing to open its doors in March. The accelerator was created in partnership with Schenectady County Community College through the START-UP NY tax program.

News | Jan. 16, 2015

Five Buffalo startups to watch this year

By Buffalo’s modest standards, 2014 was a banner year for startups. The Start-Up NY program debuted, as did the 43North business competition. Downtown Buffalo continued to see new spaces and projects dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and scalable ideas. And the rate of venture capital investments continued to pick up. Here are a few companies to watch in the coming year.

News | Jan. 15, 2015

Grand opening for Buffalo tablet maker Bak USA

Tablet maker Bak USA, a START-UP NY company, held a grand opening Thursday at its home inside the old Sheehan Hospital. The company manufactures 3G and 4G tablets, and already has 20 employees.

News | Jan. 15, 2015

Hudson Valley Community College lines up START-UP NY companies

Hudson Valley Community College will ask the state to approve two businesses it has vetted for the START-UP NY program. If the state approves the businesses, the two companies could bring between 25 to 30 jobs to Rensselaer County. 

News | Jan. 15, 2015

SUNY OKs college, business partnership

The State University of New York (SUNY) and Empire State Development have approved Hudson Valley Community College’s plan for SUNY Tax-Free Areas to Revitalize and Transform Upstate New York (START-UP NY).

News | Jan. 15, 2015

Business Review & Forecast: START-UP NY initiative aims to entice new businesses to state, help others add jobs

The START-UP NY economic development program is touted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office as a way to entice business to come to the state and encourage companies already here to expand and add new jobs…

News | Jan. 15, 2015

Medical researcher navigates new biz via START-UP NY

Sarah Scouten’s new business, Illuminating Diagnostics, was one of 113 semifinalists at the 43North business competition, recently gained entry into START-UP NY and has been accepted into UB's Biosciences incubator at the Clinical and Translational Research Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

News | Jan. 14, 2015

Deal nearly done for Z80 move to Beecher

Tech incubator Z80 Labs expects to move into the Thomas R. Beecher Jr. Innovation Center, a START-UP NY zone in Buffalo, NY.  

News | Jan. 09, 2015

Penn Yan Company Sensored Life joins START-UP NY

A local company that makes home-monitoring equipment will be the first business in the four-county area to participate in the START-UP NY Program.

News | Jan. 06, 2015

Sensored Life among START-UP NY businesses

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Dec. 29 that Sensored Life, partnering with Keuka College, is one of 13 additional businesses that will expand or locate in New York State as a result of START-UP NY, the new initiative that creates tax-free areas sponsored by colleges and universities across the state.

News | Jan. 02, 2015

START-UP NY is already showing signs of success in luring companies to WNY

If any evidence is needed for the success of the START-UP NY program one need only look at the list of companies that have signed on, companies that will bring emerging industries, jobs and private-sector investment dollars to Western New York.

News | Dec. 31, 2014

Connecticut companies join START-UP NY in Hudson Valley

Two companies that launched in Connecticut will relocate to Ulster County and partner with SUNY Ulster as part of the state’s fledgling START-UP NY program to attract new and expanding businesses and out-of-state companies to tax-free zones on or near college campuses across the state.

News | Dec. 31, 2014

START-UP NY Attracting Companies, Jobs

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced last week that 13 additional businesses will expand or locate in New York State as a result of START-UP NY.

News | Dec. 31, 2014

Yates County firm to expand through START-UP NY

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Dec. 29 that Sensored Life of Penn Yan is one of 13 additional businesses that will expand or locate in New York state as a result of START-UP NY. The company will receive the tax-free status through nearby Keuka College.

News | Dec. 30, 2014

UCCC President Donald Katt trumpets START-UP NY designees

Ulster County Community College President Donald Katt on Tuesday cheered the inclusion of two Ulster County manufacturing initiatives in the START-UP NY economic development program.

News | Dec. 29, 2014

Four new companies accepted into START-UP NY

Four new companies have gained entry into the START-UP NY tax breaks program through the University at Buffalo.

News | Dec. 29, 2014

START-UP NY creating 146 new jobs in Buffalo

New York officials say 13 more businesses have agreed to expand or locate to tax-free zones sponsored by colleges and universities while committing to bring new jobs.  

News | Dec. 29, 2014

Cuomo announces 13 more businesses expanding under START-UP NY

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 13 additional businesses will expand or locate in the state under the START-UP NY program that creates tax-free areas sponsored by colleges and universities across the state.

News | Dec. 29, 2014

Israeli startup Zuznow among 4 companies approved for START-UP NY

An Israeli technology company will open its first U.S. office at Stony Brook University to take advantage of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's tax-free zones for businesses.

News | Dec. 29, 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces 13 More Businesses Will Create More Than 260 New Jobs in New York State under START-UP NY

More Than 2,100 New Jobs, $98 Million in Private Sector Investment since Program’s Launch

News | Dec. 29, 2014

START-UP NY business coming to Keuka College

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday that 13 more business will be coming to New York as part of the START-UP NY program -- including one at Keuka College.

News | Dec. 17, 2014

Villa Maria seeks place in START-UP NY

A third local private college is looking to designate campus space for businesses under the START-UP NY program.

News | Dec. 16, 2014

BioInc@NYMC named region’s Innovation Hot Spot

The new biotechnology business incubator at New York Medical College’s (the third school in Westchester County to join START-UP NY) was named one of five Innovation Hot Spots in the state in the round of regional economic development funding awards recently announced in Albany. 

News | Dec. 12, 2014

Panel approves use of Suffolk County land for start-ups at SCCC

A Suffolk legislative committee Tuesday approved an agreement to allow Suffolk County Community College to use 10 acres of county land next to the Selden campus so it can qualify for the state START-UP NY program.

News | Dec. 09, 2014

New York Medical College Lab Approved For START-UP NY Program

New tax-free zone at the Westchester campus will support local biotech and life sciences entrepreneurs

News | Nov. 19, 2014

Canisius is Negotiating to Bring Startup Company to Demerly Hall

Canisius College is negotiating with a company to lease 4,216 square feet of space at Demerly Hall – an off-campus academic building at the corner of Main Street and Leroy Avenue in Buffalo. The business is a startup Buffalo-based manufacturer and would take over all the space designated as tax-free by the START-UP NY tax-breaks programs.

News | Nov. 14, 2014

SUNY Adirondack Board OKs START-UP NY Applications

The SUNY Adirondack Board of Trustees gave its blessing to four applications to participate in the START-UP NY tax credit program. 

News | Nov. 13, 2014

High Tech Rochester in START-UP NY Tax-free Zone

High Tech Rochester’s Lennox Tech Enterprise Center in Henrietta is now a tax-free zone under the START-UP NY program. The center is eligible because of its association with the University of Rochester.

News | Nov. 12, 2014

Why ROC: Datto Expansion

Datto is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the country – it specializes in backup, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions for small to medium-sized businesses around the world. Datto Founder and CEO Austin McChord said the tax breaks offered by START-UP NY combined with the connections he had in the Rochester community made expanding locally a business no-brainer.

News | Nov. 10, 2014

Local Businesses Seek Partnership with SUNY Adirondack

A special meeting of the SUNY Adirondack’s Board of Trustees will be held on Friday to approve applications for the START-UP NY program. 

News | Nov. 10, 2014

Incubator Aids City's Rebirth

Downtown Schenectady's resurgence includes the Capital Region's newest business incubator, known as NYBizLab.  Much of the space at the NYBizLab building is also eligible for the START-UP NY tax-free program through an affiliation with Schenectady County Community College.

News | Nov. 06, 2014

State approves Cayuga Community College plan for START-UP NY program

Cayuga Community College will participate in the START-UP NY economic-development program. As a program affiliate, businesses interested in participating in START-UP NY can apply to Cayuga Community College to partner with its campuses in Auburn or Fulton.

News | Oct. 28, 2014

START-UP NY: HarkerBio Making Strides

HarkerBio is already "recognizing revenue" and in discussion with a potential strategic partner in the drug discovery realm. The biotech company, a Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute spin-off, was recently accepted into the START-UP NY tax breaks program, through which it pledged the creation of 10 jobs and a $500,000 investment. 

News | Oct. 21, 2014

START-UP NY Chooses 5 Local Businesses

Five businesses, including four medical industry companies, have been picked to be part of the tax-free zones established by the state as part of the START-UP NY program.

News | Oct. 21, 2014

Five More Buffalo Firms Picked For START-UP NY

Five new companies have been admitted to the START-UP NY tax breaks program through the University at Buffalo, according to an announcement from state Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.

News | Oct. 21, 2014

Classbook.Com Gets STARTUP-NY Tax Breaks, Expanding Into Downtown Albany

ClassBook.com, an online provider of textbooks and educational materials, is expanding into downtown Albany, New York under the state's START-UP NY tax-free incentive program.

News | Oct. 21, 2014

No-Tax Plan on Track

The Capital Region has its first tax-free business under the START-UP NY initiative: ClassBook.com plans to greatly expand its current Rensselaer County operation by moving into space at 418 Broadway in downtown Albany.

News | Oct. 21, 2014

Six Companies Coming to LI for START-UP NY Tax Breaks

Six businesses have been accepted into the START-UP NY tax free zone at Stony Brook University in return for promises to create 90 jobs and invest more than $3 million, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday.

News | Oct. 21, 2014

Classbook.com Gets START-UP NY Approval

ClassBook.com, a Castleton company that sells e-books, mostly to prep schools, is relocating to downtown Albany as part of the Start-Up NY program.

News | Oct. 21, 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces 17 More Businesses Choose to Expand or Locate in New York State Under START-UP NY

Since Launch, 41 Businesses Expanded or Located in NYS Under START-UP NY, Supporting 1,750 New Jobs and $77 Million in Investment

News | Oct. 21, 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces 72 New Jobs Coming to Capital Region Under START-UP NY

ClassBook.com –provider of online textbooks and education resources - to locate in downtown Albany through affiliation with University at Albany (SUNY)

News | Oct. 21, 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces 123 New Jobs Coming To Western New York Under START-UP NY

Five businesses affiliated with University at Buffalo to locate or expand in WNY, invest more than $3 million

News | Oct. 13, 2014

UB's Gateway Welcomes START-UP NY Entrant

Decision Pace is the first START-UP NY company to move into the University at Buffalo’s Gateway Building, one of the various sites designated for business accepted into the tax breaks programs.

News | Oct. 08, 2014

Existing Local Business Benefits from START-UP NY Program

A high-tech Johnson City manufacturer is proof that you can be an existing local business and still benefit from START-UP NY.

News | Oct. 07, 2014

Fredonia campus approved for Start-Up NY

The State University of New York at Fredonia can now begin sponsoring businesses for the START-UP NY tax breaks program. Fredonia’s “campus plan” was formally approved Monday by Empire State Development Corp.

News | Sep. 12, 2014

Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of Datto's New Downtown Rochester Offices

Leading Technology Vendor and START-UP NY Partner to be Located at Site of Historic Rochester Savings Bank

News | Jul. 28, 2014

Eight Businesses to Expand or Locate in Western New York Under START-UP NY

Companies to create more than 650 new jobs and invest nearly $10 million in Western New York, including 500 new jobs at Liazon Corporation to meet growing demand for pro

News | Jul. 27, 2014

Five Businesses to Expand or Locate in Binghamton Under START-UP NY

Companies to Create 83 New Jobs and Invest $2.4 Million Albany, NY (July 27, 2014)

News | Jun. 04, 2014

First Wave of Businesses to Expand or Locate in New York State Under START-UP NY

12 Businesses to Create Nearly 400 New Jobs and Invest $50 Million in Buffalo, Rochester, Ithaca, and New York City Albany, NY (June 4, 2014)