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

Work Train

CenterState CEO’s Work Train initiative centers on helping workers access career opportunities and build wealth through family sustaining…

Syracuse Surge Accelerator

The Syracuse Surge Accelerator is a one-year in-person accelerator to provide direct resources and support for BIPOC entrepreneurs.