Who is taking part in Start-Up NY
Among the more than 200 businesses participating statewide in Start-Up NY, 23 are from Long Island. The program is open to those starting a new business, or relocating to or expanding in New York State. Companies must partner with an in-state university or college, and create jobs and contribute to the economic health. In exchange, a business and its employees are exempt from a range of taxes, including state income taxes for up to 10 years. Among the state's 10 regions, Buffalo/Western New York has the most Start-Up-NY participants, followed by New York City, the Albany region and then Long Island. Here are details on the companies provided by Empire State Development, and compiled by Newsday business reporters. Read more about the the newest companies on the list, and about plans to revamp the program. Data updated on Oct. 28, 2016.