Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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.

On this page:

To see if your business qualifies for START-UP NY — and for access to other resources — please contact:

Karen M. Utz
Director, Program Administration

What is START-UP NY?


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 State.

Is my business eligible?

2020欧洲杯体育直播投注you may qualify for start-up ny if your business: 

  • Is a new company in New York State
  • Is a company from out of state that is relocating to New York State
  • Already has employees in New York State, and is expanding in the state
  • Will create new jobs in the first year
  • Will bring positive economic benefits to the community
  • Is aligned with the academic mission of UB

What can START-UP NY do for my 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.