START-UP NY helps you start, expand or relocate your qualified business to a tax-free zone in New York State.
No business, corporate, sales, property, 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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Relocate to or expand within New York State, align with a college or university's academic mission, create new jobs and contribute to the economic development of the local community.
Data centers and back offices within any of the above industries could be accepted.
START-UP NY is one of many business incentive programs offered by New York State.Learn More
If you are opening or already running a small business
and are in need of assistance, please call 1.800.782.8369.
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.
Find out if START-UP NY is right for your company
START-UP NY connects businesses and schools based on geography and academic mission. We’ll help find the right school for you to partner with. You will communicate with the school directly.
Work with the matched school to Complete a Business Application