The Greater Syracuse Business Development Corporation (GSBDC) is a private nonprofit founded in 1964. It is one of the premier economic development financing organizations in Central New York whose primary purpose is to assist businesses in upstate New York with their startup, expansion and financing needs. It is a “one stop shop” for businesses seeking non-conventional sources of financing. Since 1964 GSBDC has partnered with the U.S. Small Business Administration, local and regional economic development agencies and the region’s banks and credit unions to provide financing for fixed asset projects and working capital. Those projects range from $50,000 to more than $14 million and have been responsible for the creation and/or retention of hundreds of jobs in our region.

The GSBDC partners with CenterState CEO to better align CEO’s growth, competitiveness and community prosperity programming with GSBDC’s growth funding resources and expertise. The partnership is also built on CenterState CEO’s goal of bringing new non-traditional lending and investment resources to the companies in Central New York that need it most.

CenterState CEO Organizational Partners are independent organizations aligned in their mutual interest to support business growth and advance economic development in the Central New York region and beyond. CenterState CEO provides operational support services, co-location or others benefits, and collaboration on strategic priorities and opportunities.

Other Organizational Partners

CNY Biotech Accelerator

As part of SUNY Upstate Medical University, the Central New York Biotech Accelerator (CNYBAC) is a state certified business incubator.

Downtown Committee of Syracuse

A private, nonprofit professional downtown management organization whose mission is the revitalization of downtown Syracuse.