New Policy Adopted: All Contractors and Suppliers Supported by SIDA Must Be Local
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Mayor Stephanie A. Miner has worked with the leadership of the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency (SIDA) to create a new policy to require all contractors and suppliers involved in projects supported by SIDA must be locally owned and operated. Additionally, SIDA will add language in their application stating their preference for companies receiving SIDA benefits to provide opportunities for the purchase of goods and services from certified minority and/or woman-owned business enterprises, businesses specifically located in the City of Syracuse, and business enterprises which employ City of Syracuse residents.
“I am excited we have worked together to bring a long-standing goal of the City of Syracuse and of the Syracuse Industrial Development Agency into a codified policy,” said Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner. “As we look towards continuing our economic recovery, we must do everything we can to put more opportunities into the hands of local small business owners. This new policy is a natural fit to our ongoing efforts to encourage Central New York consumers to buy local and employ local.”
The new policy defines local as being within a six county region surrounding Syracuse. This includes the counties of Onondaga, Cayuga, Oswego, Madison, Cortland, and Oneida. Projects will be required to produce quarterly compliance reports documenting their contractors.