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.
) is a city in, and the county seat of, Onondaga County, New York, in the United States. At the 2010 census, the city population was 145,170, and its metropolitan area had a population of 662,577.
Today, Syracuse is located at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 90, and its airport is the largest in the region.
Syracuse is home to Syracuse University, a major research university, as well as Le Moyne College, a nationally-recognized liberal arts college. The Syracuse area was first seen by Europeans when French missionaries came to the area in the 1600s.
Throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s, numerous businesses and stores were established, including the Franklin Automobile Company, which produced the first air-cooled engine in the world; the Century Motor Vehicle Company; and the Craftsman Workshops, the center of Gustav Stickley's handmade furniture empire. It is now known as Upstate Medical University, one of only four medical colleges in the State University of New York system, and one of only five medical schools in the state north of New York City.
The first New York State Fair was held in Syracuse in 1841.
General Electric moved its television manufacturing operations to Suffolk, Virginia, and later to Asia.
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.
In 2010, Forbes rated Syracuse 4th in the top 10 places in the U. At the invitation of the Onondaga Nation, one of the five constituent members of the Iroquois confederacy, a group of Jesuit priests, soldiers, and coureurs des bois (including Pierre Esprit Radisson) set up a mission, known as Sainte Marie among the Iroquois, or Ste.