Welcome to the CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity.
Based in Syracuse, we are part of a vibrant, twelve-county region that is home
to 1.5 million people encompassing Central and Northern New York, the Upper Mohawk
Valley and the eastern Finger Lakes. CenterState is larger than 11 states,
by population, and would rank as the 39th largest metropolitan area in the United
States. Overall, the CenterState economy has a greater output than 60 percent
of the countries in North, Central and South America.
We have a rich history of business innovation, creativity and leadership.
And, today, as a region, we are well positioned to lead in an evolving global economy.
In a knowledge economy, smart regions prosper. CenterState New York is rich
in intellectual resources, with the third highest concentration of colleges and
universities in the nation. In this region, there are 35 campuses educating more
than 138,000 college students and conducting more than $2 billion in research and
development, annually. The region is recognized as an international leader
in green and clean technology, sensor systems, and nanotechnology.
Now, we are pleased to introduce an organization built to leverage our region’s
many assets to develop new economic opportunities for individuals, businesses and
Combining the resources of the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce and the Metropolitan
Development Association, and joined by partners across the region, CenterState CEO
is much more than a typical economic development organization. Instead, our
focus is on total community prosperity and well-being, applying unprecedented levels
of innovation and collaboration to transform the region.
With more than 2,000 members at the Partner and Investor levels, CenterState CEO
is the region’s source for:
- CenterState Chamber Business Services
- Business Development
- Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Technology Initiatives
- Infrastructure & Urban Initiatives
- Workforce Alignment & Talent Initiatives
- Government Relations & Business Advocacy
- Regional Marketing of Business, Tourism & Lifestyle
Through our members and in each of these focus areas, we will have a meaningful
and lasting impact as CenterState’s hub for business leadership and economic growth.
Whether your business is large or small, we invite you to join our efforts to enhance
business, economic development and our quality of life. Ultimately, we will
measure our success through your involvement and by earning a reputation as New
York’s most effective business leadership organization.
President, Centerstate CEO