think local. buy local. be local.
SyracuseFirst is committed to preserving the character and vitality of our economy by educating citizens, stakeholders, business leaders and legislators about the buy local movement. SyracuseFirst is a not for profit network of locally owned, independent businesses and organizations dedicated to building a sustainable community by encouraging citizens to “Think Local First.” Founded in 2009, our mission is to create a thriving local economy by maximizing the potential of local businesses, and transferring market share from non-locally owned businesses to local independently owned businesses. We do this by educating citizens about the economic and social advantages that independent and local businesses bring to a community.