START-UP NY is an innovative program that allows new businesses the opportunity to operate completely tax-free by partnering with the world-class higher education institutions in the SUNY system, including FLCC.


As described on New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s website, START-UP NY will foster entrepreneurialism and job creation on a large scale by transforming public higher education through tax-free communities across the state, particularly upstate. The State University of New York campus system, along with other college communities, will serve as the framework of the START-UP NY program to attract high-tech and other start-ups, venture capital, new business, and investments from across the world. In addition, the START-UP NY program will help existing companies, especially high-tech firms and start-ups, stay in New York and grow.

Additional Information

More details about START-UP NY, including how the tax-free program works and business eligibility, can be found at Interested in exploring a START-UP NY partnership with FLCC? Email for more information.


Department of Advancement
3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, N.Y. 14424
Phone: (585)785-1421
Fax: (585)396-1743
Kal Wysokowski
Director of Grants
Room: 1404
Phone: (585)785-1206