Young people are looking to make a good life in smaller, more tight-knit communities like Syracuse, NY – mid-sized cities that are less crowded, with lower costs of living and shorter commutes. With support from SyracuseCoE and others, a CenterState CEO project, Good Life CNY, aims to highlight Central New York as a region of growing opportunity for those looking to relocate. Visitors to the site, launched almost one year ago, can find information on the housing market, local schools, and job opportunities. The site also highlights various CNY hotspots, including restaurants, breweries, parks, and much more.
“The Good Life CNY initiative was built to promote the many job opportunities and high quality of life in the Central New York region,” said CenterState CEO Chief of Staff Benjamin Sio. “Companies are coming together through this initiative, to offer a collective message that they are looking for talent and CNY is a great place to live and work. We can see that it is working because people are visiting the site and many job seekers have found employment through the job board.”
Good Life CNY has amassed over 100,000 page visitors since early this year, surpassing their original goal by 600% percent. Almost 6,000 job seekers have used the site to learn more about companies and job opportunities in Central New York and have clicked to view open jobs over 10,000 times, again outnumbering early expectations.
The top geographic areas of visitors to the website, including New York City, Boston, Baltimore and Detroit, reflect areas with higher numbers of people interested in considering relocation to CNY. The age range of visitors was mostly in mid-to-late 20s to around 44 years old. Topics of greatest interest to those considering re-locating were food & dining, lifestyle, pets, news & politics, employment, sports & fitness and outdoor activities.
Any individuals looking to relocate to the area or companies in the CNY region looking for skilled employees can learn more at goodlifecny.com.