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EPA recognizes Onondaga County, Syracuse as top 10 green community
The EPA has announced that Onondaga County and Syracuse have been chosen as one of the 10 communities nationwide to be a Green Infrastructure Partner. The city and county are planning to complete 50 green infrastructure projects this year under the banner of Onondaga County's "Save the Rain" program.

Accolades and Awards

With world-renown educational and research institutions and businesses, a highly skilled workforce, a vibrant downtown and a variety of cultural and recreational assets, it's no surprise that Syracuse and Onondaga County have collected numerous accolades.

Recent Comparative Rankings 

  • Forbes named Syracuse "One of America's Best Places for Business."
  • Syracuse ranked 4th in “America's Best Places To Raise A Family” on Forbes.com.
  • Business Facilities named Syracuse and its region among the seven best locations in the nation for companies seeking to move or expand. 
  • Under30CEO ranks Syracuse 8th in the “Top 30 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs.”
  • Xfinity ranks Syracuse the 6th most affordable city to buy a home.
  • National Geographic's Green Guide named Syracuse "One of America's Top 20 Green Cities."
  • Syracuse ranks as the 20th brainiest city in America according to Lumosity's metrics from The Atlantic Cities.
  • Business Facilities magazine touts Syracuse for its abundant supply of fresh, potable water.
  • CareerBliss  named Syracuse the No. 8 happiest city to work in on its 2012 list of the Happiest and Unhappiest Cities for Work.
  • The Syracuse VA Medical Center is ranked No. 1 nationwide for its prosthetics services.
  • PETA recognizes Syracuse at the 5th most vegan-friendly city in North America.
  • Syracuse ranks 17th on Portfolio magazine's Fun Index, outranking both Las Vegas and Orlando as one of the ‘funnest’ places to live in America.
  • Syracuse ranks 5th on the list of best cities for commuters according to The Business Journals Digital Network.