Business development manager Alan Rosenhoch gets together a few papers, sends off a quick email, and heads to his car in the covered parking garage. Today he’s on the fourth floor. He puts directions into his phone, though he doesn’t reference them much—he’s good with directions and has been to this business before. He’s headed to a meeting about 45 minutes away.
In 1903, The Barrel Factory in the Old First Ward of Buffalo was probably an industrial, dirty, arduous place of work that folks couldn’t wait to punch out of and head home. Today, it’s a destination people will seek out.
Edwards Vacuum is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, abatement solutions, and related value-added services. They have their North American headquarters in Niagara County. At that headquarters, they employ close to 200 people, ramping up exponentially in the last five or so years. The focus is on continuous improvement and employee development, similar to the parent company, Atlas Copco Worldwide. Edwards Vacuum first moved to Grand Island. When Edwards Vacuum was strengthening its operations and presence in the North American market, they decided to headquarter in Niagara country and moved in to their present location in 2012. They were seeing about 90 percent of their business coming from within the United States. The move made sense.
There is something quite therapeutic about Cattaraugus County and its gem, Ellicottville. The small village is a tourism destination. It pulls interest from beer enthusiast and window shoppers alike. You can stop for a festival weekend to take in the beauty with the crowd or opt to see it for the quaint and charming place that it doubles as.
It seemed simultaneous that when we visited Allegany County the skies suddenly parted ways, beaming sun down on our skin. It felt appropriate for being on the haven that is the SUNY Alfred State College School of Applied Technology.
On the New York and Pennsylvania border and with access to two lakes stands the beautiful Chautauqua County. Though the views are endless and the wine bottomless, the prioritized economic development goal of Chautauqua County still may surprise you.
From 18 cows in 1981 to over 700 today in 2017. That’s the story of Gary and Betty Burley, the quaint and modest couple with five adult children in Wyoming County, four of whom are actively involved in the farm and one of which serves in our armed forces. That’s the story of the East Hill Creameryin Wyoming County.