Why Syracuse?

There are plenty of reasons to start your business here

New to the region?

Syracuse is a place where individuals, businesses, community organizations, and government work together to increase the quality of life. This mix brings a sense of vibrancy and safety to the city. It's the perfect environment for small businesses and first time entrepreneurs to get the attention they need.

At the heart of Central New York, Syracuse is located at the crossroads of the state, opening the door to opportunities along the East Coast or nationwide. Our city is also conveniently close to Canada, a great place for business with our neighbor to the north.

Many industries power our diverse economy: agribusiness, biomedical, cleantech, healthcare, and insurance and financial services. Emerging segments such as unmanned systems, bioprocessing, and medical devices have found success starting here. Sensors and radar have been part of Syracuse's tech scene since World War II, and today we are at the forefront of wireless technology research and development.

Coming home?

There have been a lot of changes in Syracuse over the last few years. Our downtown is bustling, and our hospitals and universities continue to innovate. We've held on to the small town feel that gives Syracuse it's charm, while bringing in new sectors and supporting current business expansion.

It's easy to get started

There's plenty of move-in ready space, or space waiting for you to make it your own. As you start and grow your business, you will have access to talent from top ranking academic institutions. Syracuse's low cost of living, plentiful parks, and welcoming community ensure that your employees will feel right at home, whether they grew up around the corner or halfway across the world.

And with so many unique businesses, there's a distinct character you can only find in Central New York. Our Business Development department knows your success is our success, and we are here to focus on your business' needs. Together, we can create businesses that support a thriving local economy and make Central New York a great place to call home.

Division of Business Development
City Hall Commons, 6th Floor
201 E. Washington St. 
Syracuse, NY 13202