Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that eight businesses will expand or relocate in New York as a result of START-UP NY, creating hundreds of jobs in Western New York.

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“START-UP NY brings together the best of New York, from our world-class universities and colleges, our highly-trained and talented workforce and all of our beautiful natural assets, combined with the added benefit of offering businesses the opportunity to operate completely tax free,” Governor Cuomo said in the press conference this morning at UB.

We are pleased to announce that through the START-UP NY program, eight new businesses, representing nearly $10 million in investment and an estimated 650 new jobs, will be located here in Western New York. Today, Buffalo is truly on the move.

Liazon Corp

I had the pleasure of meeting Buffalo native Ashok Subramanian, the CEO of the Liazon Corporation, a leading provider of private online health benefits exchanges. He is proud to announce that his company, located in the Cobblestone District, is now hiring!

Ashok is a very cool, laid-back businessman who assured me his company is looking for employees with varied experience and education to fill positions in sales, service, product & marketing, technology and customer support!

Liazon will continue to hire for the next five years as they create nearly 500 more jobs!! He thanks the Start-Up New York program for allowing his company to take advantage of zero percent tax incentives for 10 years as they expand and invest $5 million in the area.


Also announced today, BAK USA, LLC, a manufacturer of tablet PC devices, will invest $840,000 and create 100 net new jobs on Michigan Avenue in Buffalo.

Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples Stokes said, “Governor Cuomo is delivering more great news to Buffalo. START-UP NY is bringing more than 600 jobs to Western New York. This zero tax program is adding up a big win for our area. I’m pleased to see START-UP is sparking new businesses and changing lives for the better.”

Her office is working directly with Start-Up NY companies to fill the positions with qualified Buffalo residents!! Apply today!!