Inclusive Growth

Economic Development

CenterState CEO leverages regional assets and its networks to advance business expansion, incubation, attraction and retention in key sectors and industries where the region is strategically positioned to compete on a global scale. Business and economic development initiatives nurture these strategic business retention, expansion and attraction opportunities through a range of resources, helping bring more jobs to the Central New York community.

Community investment work spans all of CenterState CEO's economic development efforts, with a focus on bringing together critical elements of inclusive growth: people, place and business. It strives to ensure business development services benefit small, “main street” businesses and historically marginalized owners, particularly within distressed neighborhoods where empty storefronts, a lack of goods and services, and the long-term impacts of systemic disinvestment have driven cycles of decline for vulnerable residents.

This combined focus on economic development, inclusive growth, business attraction and retention, global competitiveness and community investment is designed to help businesses grow and create a platform for sustained regional success.

Related News & Events

Rob Simpson at Micron Annoucement
CEO in Action | 04/30/2023

Securing Micron's Historic Community Investment

On Oct. 4, 2022, Micron Technology, Inc. announced Central New York’s White Pine site, in Clay, will be home to its semiconductor…

AFI 2023
CEO in Action | 02/16/2023

Innovative Financing Supports XBE Business Growth While Addressing Community Needs - Ali Fix It Construction LLC

In early 2023, AFI was awarded one of the first Growth + Equity Fund loans through the CenterState CEO Foundation.

City Center 2022
CEO in Action | 11/10/2022

Connections and Expertise Support Transformational Downtown Project - City Center

CenterState CEO helped Hayner navigate unique grant challenges and opportunities, allowing for incentives to remain in place until the…