Tuesday, September 28, 2021

PSUC looking to team up with businesses

A new plan is being developed to bring businesses to the Plattsburgh State through the START-UP NY program.

The plan, initially drawn up and submitted in December 2013, is an attempt to “entice companies to bring new and expanding ventures to to our communities,” according to a letter PSUC President John Ettling addressed to Sandra Rezec, chair of the PSUC Faculty Senate, from March 2014.

“Governor Cuomo said that START-UP NY has the potential to dramatically improve the economic development prospects of communities across New York State,” Ettling wrote.

Executive Assistant to Ettling Keith Tyo has been acting as the PSUC Campus Coordinator for START-UP NY on the project and said approximately 8,600 square feet have been marked in Redcay Hall as a potential area to act as the hub for businesses to come to campus, spurring job growth, business opportunities, as well as give students hands-on experience in their intended fields. These include computer information technology companies, digital media production and environmental studies groups.

An integral piece of the START-UP NY is the incentives it offers businesses to partner with colleges, Tyo said, including being tax-free for 10 years after coming to campus.

Ettling said two businesses have also been identified as off-campus partners to the program — Northstar Technology Center, located in Chazy, and the Plattsburgh International Airport, where the businesses could integrate into several buildings along the flightline.

Email Maggie McVey at news@cardinalpointsonline.com.

- Advertisment -

Latest

This Week in Photos: Late Night

To the right: Julia Devine, Amy Guglielmo and Andrew McGill were special guests for the Late Night event last week. Late Night for the Planet occurs...

Women’s tennis drops two in Oneonta

Garrett Collins Women’s tennis took a roadtrip last week to Oneonta to take on the Hawks Saturday Sept. 10. SUNY Plattsburgh went 1-2 in doubles...

Women’s soccer no longer undefeated

Liam Sample The Plattsburgh Women’s Soccer Team (2-1-2) fell on the road to the Middlebury Panthers (3-1-0) 3-0 Wednesday afternoon for their first loss of...

Volleyball wins 2 of 3

Drew Wemple SUNY Plattsburgh’s Women’s Volleyball team put a solid week together, winning two out of three games. The team’s record moves to 6-4, including...