Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced Terakeet, a software development, marketing and brand strategy company, and TCG/Ascension Gaming, an online gaming marketplace, will create and support more than 450 high-tech jobs in downtown Syracuse.
The expansions will build on the progress of “Central New York Rising,” the region’s strategic plan to generate robust economic growth, and community development, the governor stated.
Cuomo said the new jobs are the result of $500 million the plan was awarded from the state’s Upstate Revitalization Initiative in December.
He made the announcement at the grand opening of the new convention center at the Hotel Syracuse, which is currently being restored, and will also create 186 jobs, according to the governor.
“New York has fundamentally transformed our approach to economic development through the Regional Economic Development Councils – and today, our investments are bearing fruit,” he stated. “From the complete renovation of the Syracuse Hotel, to attracting top talent, and big business to the region, this state is committed to revitalizing Central New York, and strengthening the upstate economy. By harnessing this region’s unique resources, we are keeping the momentum moving forward, and driving growth and creating jobs for years to come.”
According to Cuomo, $600,000 and $50,000 in funding from the Upstate Revitalization Initiative, respectively, helped fuel Terakeet’s and TCG’s expansions.
Visit https://youtu.be/Jv_RtnmbDVY to view the governor’s full announcement.