About Start-Up NY

people standing at data screenEliminating Taxes for Businesses.

Growing the economy for New York.


START-UP NY (SUNY Tax-free Areas to Revitalize and Transform Upstate NY) is Governor Cuomo’s initiative to transform SUNY campuses and other university communities across the state into tax-free communities for new and expanding businesses.

  1. Business will be able to locate in these zones and operate 100% tax-free for 10 years.
    • No income tax.
    • No business or corporate state or local taxes.
    • No sales tax.
    • No property tax.
    • No franchise fees.
  2. Businesses will have access to resources of world-class higher education institutions, including industry experts and advanced research laboratories.
  3. Universities and colleges will become tax-free communities that provide their students and teachers access to real-world, cutting edge business experiences.

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Get Started FAQs Tax Information

The following is the link to the START-UP NY emergency and permanent regulations. ESD will be accepting public comment by email on these regulations throughout the program. If you have any comments please email Jennifer Chung, Assistant Counsel, at jchung@esd.ny.gov.

Regulations Statute