A coalition of liberal and conservative organizations on Wednesday called for the state to shutter the START-UP NY economic development program.

The groups include the left-leaning Working Families Party and the state Conservative Party as well as the Fiscal Policy Institute, National Federation of Independent Businesses/NY, Reinvent Albany and Citizen Action of New York.

(The state Republican Committee, though not part of the coalition, has repeatedly raised issues with START-UP as well).

For now, the coalition wants the state to stop adding new businesses to program while the state comptroller’s office audits the program.

START-UP NY, conceived by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and approved the Legislature in 2013, provides economic zones for businesses that create jobs to operate tax free for a number of years.

The program has come under scrutiny for the heavy amount of advertising the state Empire State Development Corp. has spent promoting and the relatively paltry number of jobs created as a result.

The Cuomo administration points to 2,100 jobs that will ultimately be generated by the program and also notes the first companies qualifying for the program only began setting up shop last fall.

“Fifty-three million dollars for 76 jobs? That’s not economic development; that’s lunacy. It’s time to end the handouts and do what we know works: invest in rebuilding our infrastructure, hiring more teachers and nurses, and building the green economy. That’s an economic development plan that puts working families first,” said Bill Lipton, Executive Director of the Working Families Party.

Business groups, too, aren’t necessarily in love with the program either, preferring broad-based tax reform over targeted tax breaks for specific businesses.

“The START-UP New York program is a perfect example of Albany’s propensity to throw sizable amounts of money in hopes of an economic solution,” said Mike Durant, NFIB/NY State Director. “The initial reports show limited job creation amid major taxpayer cost. Albany should refocus their economic development investments and broadly reduce the sizable tax burden on small employers to create jobs and for New Yorkers that need it most.”