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BATAVIA – The Genesee Community College board of trustees is ready to implement the governor’s tax-free access to businesses on SUNY campuses, according to a report given at a monthly meeting by a GCC official.

William Emm, executive vice-president for planning, said “creating jobs, while not hurting existing businesses,” is the central objective of START-UP NY, the plan to transform college campuses into free communities for new and expanding firms.

GCC’s Dansville satellite has “plenty of expansion space and offers significant potential,” according to Emm, the point-man for the SUNY Tax-Free Areas to Revitalize and Transform Upstate New York.

The trustees would screen proposal seeking firms that further the mission and goals of the college as well as the impact on the community. No start date for the initiative was announced.