Chancellor Zimpher Pleased with Start-Up NY Progress
By Ellen Abbott, WRVO
September 24, 2015
Start-Up NY is getting good grades from SUNY. Chancellor Nancy Zimpher says it’s taken a while, but the program is taking off on several state university campuses.
Zimpher says she didn’t expect Start-Up NY, which offers new businesses 10-year tax breaks if they set up shop on or near a college campus, to become a massive success out of the gate. But now that it’s had more than a year-and-a-half under its belt, she says new businesses with jobs in tow have settled into several SUNY campuses.
"It has allowed 19 of our campuses to host businesses. We have another 50 proposals in the hopper, and we want every campus to have this opportunity," the chancellor said.