N.Y. Economic Development Law Section 441

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the following meanings:


“Approved provider” means an entity meeting such criteria as shall be established by the commissioner in rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to this article, that may provide eligible training to employees of a business entity participating in the employee training incentive program; provided that, for internship programs, the business entity shall be an approved provider or an approved provider in contract with such business entity. Such criteria shall ensure that any approved provider possess adequate credentials to provide the training described in an application by a business entity to the commissioner to participate in the employee training incentive program.


“Commissioner” means the commissioner of economic development.


“Eligible training” means (a) training provided by the business entity or an approved provider that is:


to upgrade, retrain or improve the productivity of employees;


provided to employees in connection with a significant capital investment by a participating business entity;


determined by the commissioner to satisfy a business need on the part of a participating business entity;


not designed to train or upgrade skills as required by a federal or state entity;


not training the completion of which may result in the awarding of a license or certificate required by law in order to perform a job function; and


not culturally focused training; or (b) an internship program in advanced technology, life sciences, software development or clean energy approved by the commissioner and provided by the business entity or an approved provider, on or after August first, two thousand fifteen, to provide employment and experience opportunities for current students, recent graduates, and recent members of the armed forces.


“Life sciences” means agricultural biotechnology, biogenerics, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, biopharmaceuticals, academic medical centers, biotechnology, chemical synthesis, chemistry technology, medical diagnostics, genomics, medical image analysis, marine biology, medical devices, medical nanotechnology, natural product pharmaceuticals, proteomics, regenerative medicine, RNA interference, stem cell research, medical and neurological clinical trials, health robotics and veterinary science. “Life sciences company” is a business entity or an organization or institution that devotes the majority of its efforts in the various stages of research, development, technology transfer and commercialization related to any life sciences field.


“Significant capital investment” means a capital investment in new business processes or equipment, the cost of which is equal to or exceeds ten dollars for every one dollar of tax credit allowed to an eligible business entity under this program pursuant to subdivision fifty of section two hundred ten-B or subsection (ddd) of Tax Law § 606 (Credits against tax)section six hundred six of the tax law.


“Strategic industry” means an industry in this state, as established by the commissioner in regulations promulgated pursuant to this article, based upon the following criteria: (a) shortages of workers trained to work within the industry; (b) technological disruption in the industry, requiring significant capital investment for existing businesses to remain competitive; (c) the ability of businesses in the industry to relocate outside of the state in order to attract talent; (d) the potential to recruit minorities and women to be trained to work in the industry in which they are traditionally underrepresented; (e) the potential to create jobs in economically distressed areas, which shall be based on criteria indicative of economic distress, including poverty rates, numbers of persons receiving public assistance, and unemployment rates; or (f) such other criteria as shall be developed by the commissioner in consultation with the commissioner of labor.

Source: Section 441 — Definitions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/COM/441 (updated Apr. 19, 2019; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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