If you’re paying attention even a little bit, you’ve heard the buzz about startups and how they are burgeoning in Buffalo. You may even have heard the phrase, “startup ecosystem” and wondered, what the heck is that?! If you are a founder, a founder-to-be (someone who’s always had the entrepreneurial spirit but isn’t sure how to get started), a thought leader, or idea generator - you’re part of the “startup ecosystem”.
New Flyer is the largest manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in North America with 3,800 employees and thirteen facilities across the U.S. and Canada. As part of the capital plan to upgrade public transportation in the New York City area, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) awarded New Flyer a contract to refresh the entire system’s bus fleet. The contract required a portion of the final product be manufactured in New York State.