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Operate your business 100% tax-free for 10 years. This
groundbreaking initiative gives companies the opportunity to
operate state and local tax-free on (or near) a UB campus.
If you qualify, your employees will also pay no state personal income taxes. At UB, we can help you navigate START-UP NY benefits.
Karen M. Utz
Director, Program Administration
New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo established START-UP NY
(which stands for SUNY Tax-free Areas to Revitalize and Transform
Upstate NY) as a way to transform communities across New York
You may qualify for START-UP NY if your business:
The START-UP NY program through UB allows companies to align
their businesses with university resources and facilities, access
to UB students, faculty and alumni, connect with a vast support
network and more.
More than 50 START-UP NY companies currently work with UB faculty and students or within university facilities. These companies range from biotech and life sciences to advanced materials and manufacturing; from renewable energy to tech and electronics.
“They [Karen Utz and Chris Janson] did a fantastic job of really educating us on how [going through the STARTUP-NY program] would create access to the University, the research, and the R&D facilities …We certainly were not aware of all the access we had as a part of [this program], and that certainly was of interest to us.”