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

​Innovation Hot Spot

The Tech Garden is the designated Innovation Hot Spot for the Central New York region. The Hot Spot program is a five year tax incentive…

Northside UP

The Northside Urban Partnership (Northside UP) is dedicated to harnessing the power of partnership to develop innovative solutions that…