SUNY is home to big ideas – and now we are embarking on one of the biggest in our history. Leveraging our position as New York’s premiere driver of economic activity, SUNY now stands at the nexus of one the most transformative pro-business and pro-education initiatives in the country – Governor Andrew Cuomo’s START UP NY (SUNY Tax-free Areas to Revitalize and Transform Upstate NY).
Through tax free zones at SUNY schools, this unique economic development plan brings academia and business together like never before, creating an entrepreneurial 21st century college campus. It means unprecedented opportunities for our students, researchers, innovators, and most of all it means jobs for New Yorkers all across the state.
SUNY’s intellectual capital and our unmatched programmatic diversity opens the door to companies of all sizes, long standing or just getting off the ground, in every sector in every region. The possibilities are endless, and so is the benefit to SUNY and the communities we call home.
SUNY scientists working with their private sector counterparts - moving ideas from the lab to the market. Students getting real world experience – with not only a job once they graduate, but a reason to stay, live, work, raise a family, and prosper right here in New York.
START UP means innovation. It means discovery. It means a new chapter for SUNY and for New York.