Criteria & Locations

Criteria

SUNY Potsdam aims to designate businesses that bring the following benefits to the region:

  • New jobs—the first and foremost goal of any designation.
  • Opportunities for internships, vocational training and learning experiences for undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Consulting opportunities for faculty members.
  • Enhancing the diversity of businesses in the region.
  • Supporting existing regional strengths.
  • Not competing directly with existing businesses.

Locations of Start-Up NY areas 

The following areas are designated under SUNY Potsdam's Start-Up NY plan:

  • Potsdam Commerce Park, 6 Pioneer St., Potsdam, N.Y.: 12,000-square-foot business-ready building owned by the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency and located within one mile of campus, in the Village of Potsdam.
  • Carson Hall, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, N.Y.: Six offices with all utilities available on the SUNY Potsdam campus, totaling 1,600 square feet.
  • Lehman Park, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, N.Y.: 42 acres of land on the SUNY Potsdam campus, located on outer Pierrepont Avenue.
  • NATCO Park, SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, N.Y.: 25 acres of land on the SUNY Potsdam campus, located on outer Main Street.

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Additional potential locations of Start-Up NY areas

The following locations are potential spaces that SUNY Potsdam could seek to designate as a Start-Up NY area in the future:

  • Massena Industrial Park, Trade Road, Massena, N.Y.: Three contiguous business-ready buildings on four lots in the Massena Industrial Park, owned by the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency.
  • Peyton Hall, Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y.: Located one block from the SUNY Potsdam campus, on the downtown Clarkson University campus.

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