A Message from the Central New York Regional Director

James Fayle, ESD Central New York Regional DirectorIt is my pleasure to welcome you to Central New York and share with you all the region offers and how it can lead to your business success.  The region is central to the world' s richest markets and is strategically located at the crossroads of major New York State interstate systems, yet also embraces a superb quality of life for its residents. 
The strength of Central New York lies in its diverse economy, with sectors ranging from healthcare to education, advanced manufacturing, financial services and transportation.   While the region has a manufacturing legacy, over the past decade it has developed particular strength and expertise in emerging clusters such as bio, bioprocessing and medical devices, as well as electronic and wireless devices such as sensors, radar and information technologies.  In addition, the region is quickly becoming a national leader in the area of clean tech, particularly related to renewable energy and environmental systems. 
Major businesses are choosing New York to locate and expand their operations. To remain competitive, New York State has implemented progressive economic development strategies and aggressive financial and tax incentives to stimulate growth and job creation.
We are particularly proud that Central New York is home to many outstanding and internationally known employers such as Syracuse University, Bristol Myer-Squibb, Lockheed Martin, Anheuser-Busch, BorgWarner Morse, Crucible Materials, Welch Allyn, Marquardt Switches, Sunoco and Sensis.  These companies have located here for many reasons, one of which is that our regional workforce is 20 percent more educated than the national average.  In addition, Central New York' s workforce is consistently rated as one of the most highly productive nationally.
The staff of the Central New York Regional Office of Empire State Development will work closely with you to identify and fulfill your business goals.  Economic development programs are available to assist in building a new facility, relocating a business, expanding operations and workforce, and entering new markets and international arenas.  We look forward to working with you!

James Fayle
ESD Central New York Regional Director


Read a Central New York EAP Success Story!

Welch Allyn: Cutting Edge, Home Grown Solutions for the Medical Industry

When Dr. Francis A. Welch and William Noah Allen developed and built the world' s first hand-held ophthalmoscope in the early 1900s, they launched the start of a successful business for Welch Allyn. Today, the global manufacturer of medical devices, products and solutions used by caregivers in doctors' offices, hospitals and emergency response settings around the world is a worldwide leader in frontline care, and is supported by more than 200 distribution partners and serves 100 countries around the world. Read more...