The new venture will provide jobs, internships and add to the college’s career-focused educational environment.
SUNY Canton has received approval to begin its first Start-Up NY partnership.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that Adirondack Operations LLC, has been approved to begin working with the college. The business will receive tax incentives as it expands its operations in Canton.
SUNY Canton is the first college in the North Country to have a Start-Up NY company in operation on its campus, and the first college in the SUNY Technology Sector to have an approved business in the program.
“Our partnership with Adirondack Operations will offer new professional opportunities for our students,” said SUNY Canton President Dr. Zvi Szafran. “We’ll have an innovative and progressive business that fits squarely within our mission right here on campus.”
The business will be using the Start-Up NY partnership to create a new division specifically focused on developing software solutions for facility and construction management.
Owners Mary Anne and Craig M. Kaputa said they were eager to work with faculty and students from SUNY Canton. They will be offering student internships to assist with marketing. They plan to work with the Construction Management and Computer Information Systems programs and will provide lectures supporting the college’s entrepreneurial environment.
“We are looking at using innovative technologies to launch the next generation of construction management,” Craig said. “Students and faculty from the Canino School of Engineering Technology can help us with this project.”
The company plans on creating five new jobs within its first five years of operation. “Opening a technology-based business is going to help keep qualified graduates in the area,” Mary Anne said. “We will be looking for someone immediately to work with us in the Canton office.”
Adirondack Operations will be housed alongside the SUNY Canton Small Business Development Center in Wicks Hall.
About Start-Up NY
Start-Up NY was developed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to transform SUNY campuses and other university communities across the state into tax-free areas for new and expanding businesses. Eligible businesses that partner with SUNY Canton will be able to operate state tax-free for 10 years, including property, income, sales and corporate tax.
About SUNY Canton
SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service. Faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as eight exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as provisional members of the NCAA Division III and the USCAA.