Start-Up NY First Year: Low Numbers

According to the first annual report of the Start-Up NY program released last Wednesday, the first year produced 76 jobs of the 2,085 promised costing taxpayers $53 million in advertising though Empire State Development Chairman, Howard Zemsky stated that most new businesses in the program only began operation in the 2nd half of the year. Existing companies have been responsible for job and investment expansion. The program allows for new businesses moving into regions near colleges across the state to get 10 years of free business, corporate, income, sales, and property taxes. But bulk of Start-Up NY companies are located near SUNY Stonybrook and Buffalo with none yet in the Hudson Valley region.

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