NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- The College of New Rochelle announced that it is the first private college in the Mid-Hudson region to be designated as a Start-Up NY location.
The college will begin accepting applications from qualified high-technology businesses that align with the college’s academic mission.
“We are very pleased to have been selected for the Start-Up NY program and extremely proud to support Gov. (Andrew) Cuomo’s transformative initiative to stimulate economic development in New York by growing business and creating jobs,” said Judith Huntington, president of The College of New Rochelle.
Through the program, The College of New Rochelle will seek to establish a partnership with high-tech businesses in fields such as biotechnology, information technology, remanufacturing, advance materials, engineering or electronic products.
“This opportunity is particularly important to us because it personifies The College of New Rochelle’s commitment to embracing an entrepreneurial spirit,” said Huntington.
“Through our participation in this program, our students will benefit from internships and experiential learning opportunities. This partnership will also create new employment opportunities and attract new investment locally, spurring additional economic growth in New Rochelle and across the Westchester area. We are extremely grateful to those who supported our application, particularly New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and our New York state representatives, Assemblyman Steven Otis and Sen. George Latimer.”
"This big win for both The College of New Rochelle, and the city will help position New Rochelle as a leader in leveraging higher education to promote job creation and economic growth,” said Bramson.
Start-Up NY provides major incentives for businesses to relocate, start up or significantly expand in New York state through affiliations with public and private universities, colleges and community colleges.
For more information about Start-Up NY, visit www.startup.ny.gov .