Jack Connors and John Tebeau, past and present Publishers of Buffalo Business First respectively, announced today Buffalo Homecoming. Buffalo Homecoming is a conference that will bring successful expats back to Buffalo to learn about what has changed in the city since they left and what still needs improvement. The hope is that these expats re-invest in the community, in an industry or charity that they are passionate about.
Buffalo Niagara’s general economic resurgence has been positively impacted by the diversification of industries in our economy, howeveradvanced manufacturingremains our third largest industry sector with 66,000 employees.
The additive manufacturing industry is growing. 3D printing is no longer just a basement hobby or even solely for rapid prototyping. Meaningful innovations are being made thanks to additive manufacturing. It is the future. Buffalo Niagara understands that and is ready for it.
Buffalo's high-tech industry is growing every day, through startups and established companies. One of those dedicated to helping to grow the regional sector is IBM.
IBM established its Buffalo Innovation Center in 2015 because it saw where the region was headed. Since opening, the company has continued to expand and has welcomed other high-tech tenants to its Innovation Center, originally imagined as a hub of technology and innovation housing 500 high-tech employees of various, co-locating companies. That dream is well on its way to full reality, too. And it has started with IBM itself.
Over the past few months, Invest Buffalo Niagara undertook an extensive study of the advanced business services industry in our region. The research team interviewed and polled stakeholders and compiled qualitative and quantitative data on specific industry, subsectors, companies, occupations, education programs and training opportunities.