ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature economic development program may have created fewer jobs than the state says.

The Democratic governor's administration released a report on Start-UP NY that says the program has generated 408 jobs since its 2013 launch.

But a close look at the database accompanying the report puts the number at 395, and a lawmaker says other discrepancies suggest dozens of jobs may have been double-counted. Democratic Assemblyman Robin Schimminger says it appears the numbers were inflated to make Start-Up look better.

Howard Zemsky, Cuomo's top economic development official, stands by the information and says it is accurate.

Start-Up creates tax-free zones around college campuses. An increasing number of lawmakers and fiscal experts say the results are lackluster and the program needs to be overhauled or scrapped.