Central New York

Give your business the advantages of our strategic location and enormous business diversity and support.

Your success is central to ours

Picture your business at the center of the world’s richest markets, strategically located at the crossroads of major New York State interstate systems. It could come true in Central New York.

A diverse economy, including agribusiness, biomedical, cleantech, healthcare, and insurance and financial services, powers the region. Many emerging segments such as unmanned systems, bioprocessing, medical devices — and industry-leading technology including sensors and radar — also contribute to the region’s economic vitality. The region’s most distinctive quality is its diversity; In Central New York, for all types of businesses, success truly is central.


in agricultural goods produced annually in Central New York


annual output of advanced industries in the Syracuse metro area


committed by New York State to help grow the unmanned aerial systems industry in Central New York

Key facts

Here’s a look at the reasons why businesses of all kinds are thriving in the Central New York region:

  • An innovation corridor is developing between Central New York and the Mohawk Valley, aimed at giving high-tech companies access to state-of-the-art testing facilities, a policy institute, the Griffiss Test Range and the Innovation Zone. 
  • Central New York’s diverse range of businesses creates abundant opportunities to capitalize on a ready customer base. For instance, the region’s unmanned systems developers can serve Central New York’s $3.1 billion agribusiness industry or $1.8 billion transportation and logistics industry.
  • Convenient air access is available via Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR) and Oswego County Airport (FZY). A $35.8 million NYS investment is driving a $48.8 million transformation of the Syracuse Airport into a state-of-the-art transportation hub.
  • The excellent quality of life keeps getting better. Lake Ontario and the Salmon River attract anglers from around the globe, and new waterfront neighborhoods are revitalizing Syracuse.  

The Central New York regional office works hand-in-hand with new and existing businesses to help identify funding options. They provide a range of economic development programs for building new facilities, relocating a business, expanding operations and workforce, and entering new markets and international arenas.

Explore opportunities in the Central New York region

Visit the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council site to see strategic plans, current projects and the latest economic data, plus access funding applications and more.


Regional Office

Jim P. Fayle
Regional Director
620 Erie Boulevard West
Suite 112
Syracuse New York 13204
  • Central NY
(315) 425-9110