Regional Profiles

 

Capital District | Central NY | Finger Lakes | Long Island | Mid-Hudson | Mohawk Valley | New York City | North Country | Southern Tier | Western NY

Capital District

Capital Region

Academic Institutions in Start-Up NY
SUNY

  • SUNY Adirondack
  • College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
  • University at Albany
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Schenectady County Community College
  • Empire State College
  • Columbia-Greene Community College

SUNY Centers of Excellence

SUNY Centers for Advanced Technology

SUNY Incubators

The Capital District is New York State’s “Tech Valley,” a region based on innovation and invention. In fact, Forbes has ranked Albany 15th among “America’s Most Innovative Cities” in 2010 and a 2010 report by the TechAmerica Foundation has listed Albany as the third fastest growing high-tech job market in the country.

It has close proximity to all major markets of the northeast, a high quality of life, a highly skilled workforce, and our many world renowned academic and research institutions.

The region also boasts 21 institutions of higher learning with a student population of 65,000

Industries:
Bio life sciences, nanotechnology, chemical manufacturing, semiconductor development and clean energy production.

Current employers:
GlobalFoundries, General ElectricAmRI, Angiodynamics and International SEMATECH.

 

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Schenectady County Community College – Research/Office

Albany CNSE outdoors

College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering – Laboratory

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Central NY

Central NY

Academic Institutions in Start-Up NY
SUNY

  • SUNY Oswego
  • Upstate Medical University
  • SUNY Morrisville
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Onondaga Community College
  • Cayuga County Community College.

SUNY Centers of Excellence

Central New York includes the Syracuse metropolitan area (Onondaga County), and Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, and Oswego counties.The central region has history, geological wonders and music that come together to make this a wonderfully diverse region!

Central New York has a highly educated workforce and a significant concentration of colleges and universities.

Industries:
Biosciences, renewable energy, food production, healthcare, education, advanced manufacturing, financial services, bio-processing, medical devices, wireless devices (sensors, radar and information technologies).

Current employers:
Syracuse University, Bristol Myer-Squibb, Lockheed Martin, Anheuser-Busch, BorgWarner Morse, Crucible Materials, Welch Allyn, Marquardt Switches, Sunoco and Sensis.

 

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Central NY - Oswego - Mackin Hall

SUNY Oswego – Research, Manufacturing, Office

Central New York infrastructure

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Engineering – Laboratory

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Finger Lakes

Academic Institutions in Start-Up NY
SUNY

  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY Brockport
  • Genesee Community College
  • Monroe Community College
  • Finger Lakes Community College

Finger Lakes region

The Finger Lakes is located within a day’s travel of 10 of the largest cities in North America, including both American and Canadian markets and home to the The City of Rochester. The Finger Lakes pristine lakes and more than 100 wineries are popular tourist destinations. The Finger Lakes is home to a wealth of academic and research institutions, an extensive transportation network, numerous industrial parks, advanced research and development facilities, a highly educated and productive workforce and advanced health care systems.

Industries:
Optics, Photonics and Imaging, General and Advanced Manufacturing, High-tech Electronics and Software, Life Sciences, Telecommunications and IT, Medical Devices, Food Processing, Back Office Operations, Wineries, Agricultural Production, Alternative Energy (e.g., fuel cells, wind)

Current employers:
Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Bausch & Lomb, Harris Corporation, Graham Corporation, Guardian Glass, Kraft, Seneca Foods, Constellation Brands, Barilla Pasta, ITT Industries, Carestream, Pactiv, Paetec, One Communications, Wegmans Markets, JP Morgan Chase, Frontier Communications, Paychex, University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

 

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Finger Lakes Region - Monroe CC Kodak Building

Monroe Community College – Office

Finger Lakes Region - Genessee Community College - office

Genessee Community College – Office

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Long Island

Long Island

Academic Institutions in Start-Up NY
SUNY

  • Stony Brook University
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • SUNY Farmingdale
  • SUNY Old Westbury
  • Nassau Community College

SUNY Centers of Excellence

SUNY Centers for Advanced Technology

SUNY Incubators

This 118-mile-long island includes Nassau and Suffolk counties and combines picturesque scenery with close proximity to New York City. It’s allure is the white sandy beaches, world class golf courses and shopping, and much more!Long Island is a world leader in technology development and is home to many research companies and laboratories including Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Known for the wealth of academic and research institutions, its high quality, highly skilled labor force and its extensive transportation network.

Industries:
Aerospace defense, pharmaceutical, financial services, biotech biomedical, agriculture, software and information technology, printing, food processing, government, travel and hospitality.

Current employers:
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Lab, CA (formerly Computer Associates), Canon USA, Henry Schein, Estee Lauder, Pall Corporation, Broadridge Financial Services, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Griffon Corporation, Motorola, NBTY

 

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Stony Brook University Brookhaven Laboratory

Stony Brook University – Research

Stony Brook Center of Excellence in Wireless & Information Technology

Stony Brook University – Industrial

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Mid-Hudson

Mid-Hudson

Academic Institutions in Start-Up NY
SUNY

  • Ulster County Community College
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • Dutchess Community College
  • Orange County Community College
  • Rockland Community College
  • Westchester Community College
  • SUNY Purchase
  • Sullivan County Community College

Less than an hour from Manhattan, this region includes Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Sullivan, Ulster and Putnam counties. It borders New York City, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and has a wealth of historic estates, farm-fresh cuisine and fascinating history.Mid-Hudson is near the center of the country’s busiest rail corridor, has six interstate highways, and easy access to six international airports.

Industries:
Biotech companies, energy (high-technology, biotechnology and green technology), film television, financial services, advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, tourism and international opportunities

Current employers:
San-Mar Laboratories, Regeneron, Taylor Biomass Energy, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kolmar Laboratories, Inc., RNN News LLC, OSI, SpectraWatt, Gillette Creamery, the largest supplier of Ice Cream products in Eastern New York State.

 

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Mid-Hudson region tech building

Westchester Community College – Office

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Mohawk Valley

Mohawk Valley

Academic Institutions in Start-Up NY
SUNY

  • SUNY Institute of Technology
  • Mohawk Valley Community College
  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Herkimer County Community College
  • SUNY Oneonta
  • SUNY Cobleskill

This region is the geographic center of Upstate New York and includes the urban centers of Utica, Rome and Amsterdam.As the home to numerous academic and research institutions, the Mohawk Valley offers a superior quality of life as well as some of the most affordable real estate in New York. The Utica/Rome metropolitan area made Money Magazine’s top ten list of the most affordable places to live, and Utica was ranked #1 on Zillow.com’s “Top 10 Places to Buy in 2011.”

Industries:
Distribution, materials processing, industrial machinery and services, agriculture, and financial services and information and technology.

Current employers:
Walmart, ACS, MetLife, Bank of NY, ECR International, Remington Arms, Hill and Markes, Brewery Ommegang, New Hartford Sheet Metal, Oriskany Manufacturing

 

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Mohawk Valley Infrastructure

SUNY Oneonta – Office

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New York City

New York City

Academic Institutions in Start-Up NY
SUNY

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center

CUNY

  • Bronx Community College
  • The City College of New York
  • Medgar Evers College
  • College of Staten Island
  • York College

New York City, often referred to as the greatest city in the world, is headquarters to dozens of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of smaller businesses. NYC attracts millions of international visitors annually, coming for the unparalleled array of cultural venues: museums, galleries, theatres, shopping, concert halls, and historic cites and landmarks. New York City’s strengths lie within its wealth of academic and research institutions, highly skilled and diverse labor force, extensive transportation network, a thriving tech startup community, and the strength of the city’s anchor industries.

This region produces more college graduates than any other city in the U.S.. Research and development expenditures in NYC total approximately $2 billion each year.

Industries:
Global center for financial services, life sciences, entertainment, media, fashion, the arts, air transportation, publishing industries, educational services, food manufacturing and industry.

Current employers:
Citigroup Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, American Express, Verizon Communications, MetLife, Pfizer, Time Warner, Viacom, NBC Universal, CBS Corporation, News Corporation, ABC, Inc.

 

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NYC - Downstate Medical - research office

SUNY Downstate Medical University – Research, Office

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North Country

North Country

Academic Institutions in Start-Up NY
SUNY

  • SUNY Canton
  • Clinton Community College
  • Jefferson Community College
  • North Country Community College
  • SUNY Plattsburgh
  • SUNY Potsdam

The North Country spans across the Northeast part of New York State and its border with Canada offers proximity to Canadian population centers. Watertown, Plattsburgh and Ogdensburg are the major small cities in the region.The 6 million acre Adirondack Park here offers unmatched natural beauty and numerous outdoors activities such as kayaking, skiing, fishing, hiking and much more! The St. Lawrence River, a major shipping corridor to the Great Lakes states and Canadian provinces, is home to one of New York’s major hydroelectric facilities – St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project.

Industries:
Manufacturing, distribution, transportation, back office operations, tourism, and development of natural resources. Alternative energy is an emerging sector with numerous hydro power plants across the region providing low cost energy to businesses in the state.

Current employers:
Fort Drum (Home of the 10th Mountain Division), Bombardier, Alcoa, Trudeau Institute, Nova Bus, Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), International Paper, Schonbek a division of Swarovki Crystal and New York Air Brake.

 

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SUNY Plattsburgh building

SUNY Plattsburgh – Office

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Southern Tier

Southern Tier

Academic Institutions in Start-Up NY
SUNY

  • Cornell University
  • Binghamton University
  • SUNY Delhi
  • SUNY Broome
  • Corning Community College
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College

SUNY Centers of Excellence

The Southern Tier lies along the Pennsylvania border, with the cities of Elmira, Hornell, Ithaca, Corning and Binghamton. Binghamton is the birthplace of IBM, Endicott-Johnson, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Link Simulators, and home to the fifth oldest zoo in the country. The Southern Tier combines natural beauty with visitors that come from all over the world to see the Corning Glass Museum, visit the wineries, and take advantage of world class academic institutions. There are prominent universities and colleges throughout the region which includes the top-ranked Cornell University and Binghamton University. Both are major economic drivers in the region; Binghamton University also has one of New York State’s six Centers of Excellence.

Industries:
Manufacturing, electronics, alternative energy, health care, flight simulation, defense, warehouse distribution, agriculture, and insurance.

Current employers:
Corning, Amphenol, DeMets Candy Company, Ardagh Metal Packaging, Raymond Corporation, BAE Systems, Frito-Lay and Dresser-Rand, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Maines Paper & Food Service, CAF USA, Rockwell Collins, Willow Run Foods, CVS and Best Buy.

 

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Cornell

Cornell University – Office

Binghamton University indoor building

SUNY Binghamton – Industrial

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Western NY

Western NY

Academic Institutions in Start-Up NY
SUNY

  • University at Buffalo
  • Buffalo State College
  • Alfred State College
  • Alfred University
  • Jamestown Community College
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • Erie Community College
  • Niagara County Community College.

SUNY Centers of Excellence

SUNY Centers for Advanced Technology

SUNY Incubators

This region centers on the Buffalo-Niagara metropolitan area.With a mix of industrial, light manufacturing, high technology, agriculture and service-oriented private sector companies, the region is taking a diversified approach to its economy.Western New York’s strengths lie in the close proximity to Canada (with five international bridge crossings), and a tremendous quality of life, including affordable housing and a high-quality work force.

Industries:
Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture, Health|Life Sciences, Bi-National Logistics, Energy, Higher Education, Tourism, Professional Services

Current employers:
GEICO, Yahoo!, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, University at Buffalo, M&T Bank Corporation, Moog Inc., Rich Products Corporation, Kaleida Health and HSBC Bank.

 

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westernNy-Fredonia

Fredonia – Office

U Buffalo laboratory

University of Buffalo – Laboratory

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  • SUNY Adirondack