The Tech Garden Expansion Project Officially Gets Underway

Posted on August 10, 2023

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CenterState CEO President Rob Simpson being interviewed at The Tech Garden Expansion Kickoff.

CenterState CEO, local leaders and supporters gathered to announced the onset of construction for the transformational expansion of its business incubator, The Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse. The project will include a two-story, 46,000 square-foot addition, renovations to the facility’s existing space, and updates to the on-site mechanical and security systems.

Expansion of The Tech Garden, which is home to the New York state supported GENIUS NY competition, also includes a 5,000-square-foot roof terrace for uncrewed aerial systems companies to launch and test drones, a 3,000-square-foot meeting room with seating for up to 180, private tenant offices for 35 additional resident startups, coworking areas, an expanded hardware space for prototype and product development, and a new entrance. The building will receive an entirely new façade that will better reflect the world-class innovation ecosystem supported by the building. The expanded space will also allow for enhanced programming to support inclusive entrepreneurial growth, at all stages of their startup journey and regardless of industry.

CenterState CEO and President Rob Simpson said, "Syracuse is a rising tech hub and this project will enable us to keep pace with that rapid growth. Furthermore, an expanded Tech Garden provides an opportunity to reimagine who we serve and how, and to broaden our reach and impact to drive more equity and inclusivity through the programs we offer. In addition to incubation, acceleration and support of tech startups, we will serve non-tech startups and small businesses run by founders from underrepresented populations. I am excited that we can provide Central New York with the space and programs it needs to continue to grow and be a community of the future."

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