SyracuseFirst advocates for locally owned, independent businesses and organizations by encouraging citizens to "Think Local First." 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. 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.

Other Programs & Initiatives

This Is CNY

A talent attraction initiative in partnership with Advance Media New York, to aid local companies in their search for new employees.

Growth + Equity Fund

The Growth + Equity Fund was developed by CenterState CEO in response to the need for more program options to address a spectrum of market…