Major Syracuse employer commits to keeping 740 jobs downtown, investing $65M to upgrade offices

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Equitable Towers in downtown Syracuse. (Equitable)

Syracuse, N.Y. — One of Syracuse’s biggest employers has agreed to stay downtown and invest $65 million to upgrade its offices with help from a $9 million state grant.

Equitable has committed to keeping at least 740 jobs in Syracuse in exchange for the grant, Empire State Development, the state’s economic development arm, said Wednesday.