SyracuseFirst brings together locally owned, independent businesses and organizations dedicated to building a sustainable community by encouraging citizens to "Think Local First." These one-of-a-kind businesses are an essential part of the distinctive character of Central New York, and buying local can have a dramatic impact on our local community, economy, and environment. SyracuseFirst helps independent local businesses and entrepreneurs thrive by facilitating collaboration and connections; focusing on buy local initiatives and awareness; and helping those businesses capture a larger market share for growth, ultimately contributing to a stronger local economy.