The City of Oswego is rolling out the welcome mat to people who work in the Port City to also be residents there too.
The four major employers in Oswego have all agreed to participate in the new initiative partnering with the City to encourage employees to live local and be involved in the Oswego community.
SUNY Oswego, Exelon, Novelis and Oswego Health will all make the case to current and future employees about living in the Port City.
Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow tells NewsChannel 9, “The organizations would prefer their employees to live local, obviously as a local municipality we would love to capture that working class group of people who commute into our community. So after two years, I believe we’ve made enough improvements and gained enough ground to where we need to tell the story to these employees that we are a different community.”
He says downtown businesses stand to benefit simply by having more people from Oswego’s major employers living in the City.
“Its all about in my opinion driving neighborhoods, growth in our neighborhoods and driving our downtown in the form of supporting our small businesses.” Barlow says.
Each new employee orientation will include a welcome packet to encourage them to work, explore and live in Oswego.
The packet about Oswego will include summaries of different neighborhoods and parks throughout the city, nearby tourist attractions, major annual events, information on the Oswego City School District and local healthcare, as well as information on local civic organizations, additional resources and important contacts.