Syracuse, NY — Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh announced the appointment of Brianca Hill as director of business development for the city's Neighborhood Business Development Department (NBD).
In this role, Hill will be responsible for promoting business development throughout the City of Syracuse through attracting new businesses and retaining and expanding existing local businesses.
As Business Development Director, she will also develop and launch economic development programs and provide administrative support for local development corporations. Walsh's office said the work will include both project analysis and the preparation and delivery of incentives aimed at encouraging business decisions to invest in the city.
Hill has held multiple roles within the City of Syracuse's business development department.
Most recently, she held the role of Business Corridor Manager, working with a diverse group of businesses, entrepreneurs, developers, and economic development partners to “track and monitor” ongoing investments within the Business Corridor. “was doing. In this role, Hill coordinated the maintenance and upkeep of neighborhood commercial and mixed-use business corridors throughout the City of Syracuse. She also provided support and assistance to property owners, businesses, and neighborhood organizations.
She also oversaw the $2 million American Rescue Plan Act Commercial Corridor Improvement Fund, which supported more than 40 development projects throughout the city.
Hill holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the State University of New York at Oswego. She was recently appointed to the Executive Committee of the Close Marshall Business Improvement District and also serves as the City's representative on numerous advisory groups and associations. These include the East She Adams Neighborhood Economic Development Task Force, multiple Downtown Neighborhood Association Groups, the East She Genesee Regents Association, the NeXT Business Development Advisory Group, and the State University of New York Environmental Sciences Forestry AmeriCorps District Health Advisory Committee. It is included.
Hill also recently completed the Community Preservation Institute's ACCESS program for Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) real estate developers, according to Walsh's office.