Syracuse is a city in and the county seat of Onondaga County, New York, United States. It is the fifth-most populous city in the state of New York. It is the economic and educational hub of the Central New York region. Syracuse is also well-provided with convention sites, with a downtown convention complex. Syracuse was named after the classical Greek city Syracuse, a city on the eastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily.
Historically, the city has functioned as a major crossroads over the last two centuries, first between the Erie Canal and its branch canals, then of the railway network. Today, Syracuse is at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 90. Its airport is the largest in the region. Syracuse is home to Syracuse University, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, and Le Moyne College.
Syracuse's top employers are primarily in higher education, research, health care and services; with some high-tech manufacturing. University Hill is Syracuse's fastest-growing neighbourhood, fuelled by expansions by Syracuse University and Upstate Medical University (a division of the State University of New York), as well as dozens of small medical office complexes. State University of New York Upstate Medical University is ranked #35 Best Large Employer in America by Forbes. Bristol-Myers Squibb, founded by alumni of nearby Hamilton College, has a complex in East Syracuse.
Top employers in the Syracuse region include the following: State University of New York Upstate Medical University, St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center (Trinity Health), Syracuse University, Lockheed Martin Corp., Wegmans Food Markets, Crouse Hospital (Northwell Health),National Grid USA, Carrier Corporation, Loretto (elder care services), Syracuse VA Medical Center (Veterans Health).
Syracuse was ranked #322 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Syracuse has a population of over 142,327 people. Syracuse also forms part of the wider Syracuse metropolitan area which has a population of over 662,577 people.