Building Local Initiative Leads to New Partnerships With Local Businesses

The University’s Building Local initiative, launched in May 2019, sought to expand participation of local business enterprises—including those owned by women, minorities, veterans and others (referred to collectively as XBEs)—in University purchasing decisions.

Since the launch of the initiative, several local businesses have become newly-licensed partners of the University, selling products adorned with Syracuse University trademarks. Among them is Oswego Industries, which finalized its retail license with the University in July 2020.

The company, a non-profit based out of Fulton, New York, supports people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Person-centered services include pre-vocational and vocational training, supported employment and day habilitation programs.

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