About Us

CenterState CEO is a business leadership and economic development organization servicing Central New York and beyond. We hold an unwavering commitment to economic inclusion and greater prosperity for the community. As Upstate New York’s largest membership organization, we offer an unmatched network to unlock opportunities for business. Expertise in strategic, data-backed regional planning helps to advance our mission-based priorities.


CenterState CEO is Central New York's premier business leadership and economic development organization, committed to creating a region where business thrives, and all people prosper.


To be recognized as a visionary leader, effective advocate, exceptional employer and a force for positive outcomes for our community.


Collaboration. Integrity. Inclusion. Agility. Accountability.


Strategic Principles Guiding Our Work

Business Competitiveness: Support conditions and interventions that allow business to succeed, grow and thrive in a dynamic market.

Community Prosperity: Enhance community wealth, environmental sustainability, vitality and livability.

Equity: Reduce disparate socio-economic outcomes and conditions.

Sustainability: Carefully curate organizational wherewithal and mandate to lead.

Continuous Improvement: Embrace process improvements in furtherance of mission outcomes.

Customer Service: Provide customers exceptional stakeholder experiences.

Talent Excellence: Recruit, train, develop, engage and empower people to excel and thrive.

Brand Awareness: Champion and build awareness of CenterState CEO’s brands and its partners.

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