After the war, two of the Big Three automobile manufacturers (General Motors & Chrysler) had major operations in the area.Syracuse was headquarters for Carrier Corporation, and Crouse-Hinds manufactured traffic signals in Syracuse.It is the economic and educational hub of Central New York, a region with over one million inhabitants.Syracuse is also well-provided with convention sites, with a downtown convention complex.Between 18 the Fair traveled among 11 New York cities before finding a permanent home in Syracuse, where it has been an annual event except between 19, when the grounds became a military base during World War II.World War II sparked significant industrial expansion in the area: specialty steel, fasteners, custom machining.
The Carrier Corporation moved its headquarters out of Syracuse, relocated its manufacturing operations out of state, and outsourced some of its production to Asian facilities.
Syracuse was named after the original Greek city Syracuse (Siracusa in Italian), a city on the eastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily.
The city has functioned as a major crossroads over the last two centuries, first between the Erie Canal and its branch canals, then of the railway network.
) is the county seat of Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. At the 2010 census, the city population was 145,252, and its metropolitan area had a population of 662,577.
city with the name "Syracuse", and is the fifth most populous city in the state of New York following New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, and Yonkers.