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SUNY Canton is looking to partner with business start-ups, expanding businesses, or businesses relocating from out-of-state or internationally to take advantage of these unprecedented tax incentives.

We believe that the North Country has a lot to offer businesses of all sizes, especially the expertise and specialized training of SUNY Canton's faculty, staff, and students. In turn, our Campus community can take advantage of internship opportunities for our students, research opportunities for our faculty, and increased employment in our community. The
Small Business Development Center on Campus has the expertise and resources you need to help your business get off the ground and take advantage of Start-Up NY.

At the same time, SUNY Canton is not willing to burden area taxpayers. For that reason, we will only designate properties as tax-free areas that are already off the tax rolls, such as properties owned by government-related agencies or the St. Lawrence County IDA.

We are also seeking feedback from our community. We know that some area business owners are concerned about competition from businesses taking advantage of these tax incentives. The law and regulations contain several provisions that should allay some of these concerns.

  • The program has an anti-competition clause:
    • SUNY Canton will not partner with start-ups or other companies that compete with established businesses in our area.
  • Many businesses are prohibited from participating in the Start-Up NY program, including:
    • Retail and wholesale businesses
    • Restaurants
    • Businesses offering personal services
    • Law firms or businesses offering legal services
    • Businesses offering financial services
    • Businesses engaged in the generation or distribution of energy

Interested? Contact Lenore VanderZee to discuss your business plans and their relation to SUNY Canton's academic mission and programs, as well as available facilities and land.

Then, take a look at ESD's Application Instructions and begin putting together your Business Application.

Office of the President
34 Cornell Drive
MAC 616 Canton, NY 13617
Phone: 315-386-7204
Fax: 315-386-7934