Three expert panelists shared how they promote the Greater Syracuse community to businesses, homebuyers, renters and jobseekers.
Kim Parker – Founder & CEO of Parkerpower Corporation – Accounting & Finance Professional Talent Search, MATCH & Placement Specialists
Martin McDermott – Senior Vice President of JF Real Estate – Commercial Real Estate specializing in downtown office buildings and suburban retail properties
Nancy Watt – Real Estate Agent with Hunt Real Estate ERA – Residential Real Estate specializing in promoting Central New York to potential homebuyers as new hires or prospects for top employers
Immediately following the discussion, CenterState CEO Chief of Staff Ben Sio highlighted efforts where CenterState has teamed up with the CNY Regional Economic Development Council and the NYS Department of Labor to create a plan to address the growing demand for mid-high skill talent in Central New York. Forum attendees participated in real-time polling about what makes the difference in locating for business or lifestyle.
Additionally, FOCUS Greater Syracuse Executive Director Jim Keib and Believe in Syracuse Executive Director John DeSantis shared updates about how both organizations have been building a positive culture of community engagement in Central New York.