Senator James Stewart (R-Oneonta)

A start-up biotechnology company is establishing a business incubator at Greenville High School, in what’s being hailed as a groundbreaking move that will enhance the relationship between educators and entrepreneurs.

C2 Biotechnologies, established in 2006, will use the school’s agriculture room as a base for its research and development of enzymes used in the conversion of biomass into energy.

"We need to think outside of the box,” Sen. James Seward, R-Oneonta, said about stimulating economic development and job creation in tough financial times. The incubator, he said, will bring all of the stakeholders together.