START-UP NY is Governor Cuomo’s initiative to create tax free communities for new and expanding businesses on SUNY and other university campuses across the state.

Businesses 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

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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

Start-Up New York Regulations
Start-Up New York Statute

Frequently Asked Questions
Start-Up New York Tax FAQs

For Campuses:

For Private Universities/Campuses ONLY:

For Businesses:


NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace

NEW: NY State of Health is the official online health plan marketplace for New Yorkers, and the only place where you can check your eligibility and apply for financial assistance.

It is an easily accessible, one-stop-shop where you can compare costs and coverage, and buy a  plan from a certified group of health issuers.

Click here: or call 1-855-355-5777





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