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.

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GENIUS NY is the world's largest business accelerator competition for uncrewed systems, IoT and robotics startups.

Up Start

The Up Start business development program connects local, service based businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to the tools and networks…