Category Archives: economic development

#ShiftLocalSYR – Pledge Today & Vote With Your Dollars

Have you PLEDGED to SHIFT LOCAL yet? Make it 10% today!  TEXT:  shift to 24587   we still need to give away a $50 gift card   Prednisone is an immunosuppressant type of medication which is classified under corticosteroid drugs. In case you purchase prednisone it is especially  18 Jun 2013 … Fast Delivery. Lowest […]

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Understanding the Small Business Credit Crunch

By Stacey Mitchell April 16, 2014 Even as their big competitors are awash in capital, many locally owned businesses are struggling to secure the financing they need to grow. A new ILSR analysis has found that, since 2000, bank lending to large businesses is up 36 percent, while small business loan volume has fallen 14 […]

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Per-person income in Syracuse area rises faster than national average in 2012

original post on Glenn Coin | By Glenn Coin | November 29, 2013 Syracuse, N.Y. — The per-person income in the Syracuse area rose by 3.7 percent last year, better than the 3.3 average nationally, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The average income per person in 2012 in the Syracuse […]

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Redefining the Dream: Creating REAL Prosperity for All

  FALSE Prosperity Consolidated, distant ownership Dependent, volatile Impersonal, hidden, complex Short-term return and risk Dollars leave the local economy, benefit only few Homogenized, loss of heritage Destructive, stressful, fearful REAL Prosperity Diverse, local ownership Self-sufficient, resilient Personal, transparent, direct Long-term growth and success Dollars stay in the local economy, improve quality of life for […]

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The New Economy Summit

The New Economy Summit, Presented by AmeriCU #NewEconomySummit On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, many of the regions most influential business, academic, and community leaders will come together for a day of inspiration and action to drive the development of a local and sustainable economy. Join SyracuseFirst’s New Economy Summit: Growing Your Business and Building Community. […]

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Cuse Mob: Guess Correctly and Win a Prize!

Our friend Todd Engel (Engel Law Offices) is upping the ante for whoever guesses the correct location of Cuse Mob first! Here’s how it works: – the first person who correctly guesses the location of Cuse Mob by posting it on the SyracuseFirst facebook page and ‘likes’ Engel Law Offices on facebook will get a […]

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#CuseMob: The 3rd Edition

#CuseMob 3 is on the books: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 at 6pm. That’s one week from today. If there’s something on your calendar, clear it right off and join us for the most fun you’ll have all week. What’s the deal with #CuseMob and how does it work? In the Spring of 2012 we launched […]

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Measuring “Buy Local” Campaigns

Bring out the yardstick, here are a few measurements of the “Buy Local” movement: In communities with an active “Buy Local” campaign, locally-owned, independent businesses saw revenue growth of 8.6% in 2012 — compare that with 3.4% for the same businesses in communities without an active “Buy Local” campaign. 87% of independents said that being […]

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It starts with neighborhoods…

Don’t you love those days when things seem serendipitous? For me, yesterday had random elements of connectedness that ended up in the writing of this entry. To preface The BuyLocal/Think Local First movement is a means to an end. In most advocacy organizations, there’s a ‘thing’ that you’re asked to do, but that ‘thing’ usually leads […]

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Economic Development Funds — what does it mean from the *local* perspective?

In 2011, Governor Cuomo tasked regions of New York to come up with long-term plans for economic development (the entities became known as Regional Economic Development Councils or REDC’s). Two years later, the Central New York region has been named as a “top performer” — twice. Two rounds of funding have been awarded and CNY […]

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