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For Area Colleges are Focus for Entrepreneurial Development

Area Colleges are Focus for Entrepreneurial Development

Studies have shown that a large amount of new, entrepreneurial business development is occurring near the area's major colleges and universities: NCCC, Clarkson, Colgate, SUNY, Paul Smiths, Cornell.

Influenced Scenarios



College Enrollments in the Park Down

Enrollments at North Country Community College and Paul Smith's College are both down.  

Read the news story here.

SUNY Adirondack To Build $10M Workforce Readiness Center

SUNY Adirondack has received a SUNY 2020 grant of $9.7M for a 10,000-square-foot Adirondack Workforce Readiness Center. A "Business Central" will be part of the Center which will have an entrepreneur development program, resources to help local companies expand, and truing programs. 

Read the news story here

Paul Smiths Launches new Center for Working Landscapes

Paul Smiths has forestry, food and tourism/hospitality programs, Cornell Cooperative Extension brings the ag programs.  The first event is Forest, Farm and Fork is April 2014.

Read about the April event here.
Read about more plans here.

Adk Community College Redesigning Programs

Specifics are still short but programs that support Global Foundries and health care are described.

Read the news story here.

Clarkson Named an "Innovation Hot Spot"

The $250k award was from a proposal you can read here.

Paired with StartUp New York, which ties in all SUNY and community colleges, this is expected to be quite a boost.

Paul Smiths College offers entrepreneurial program

The Paul Smith's College entrepreneurship program also works with it's food and hotel management track.

SUNY Plattsburg offers entrepreneurial program

The SUNY Plattsburgh entrepreneurship program also works with it's hotel management track.

Clarkson entrpreneurial program wins awards

Clarkson won Princeton Review's 'best program' award for the 2013 academic year

A description of the program is here.

For Area Colleges are Focus for Entrepreneurial Development


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