Before the pandemic ever reached American shores, migration to its biggest cities was already slowing. Young professionals were opting for a more even balance between the amenities of a metropolitan area and the affordability of which those mega-metros cannot offer.
The pandemic and its economic disruption has only accelerated that trend. As has and as will a not-so-distant next hurdle: climate change.
In this piece, The Argument for Buffalo To Win The Metro Musical Chairs, published on Medium, we take a look at ways in which Buffalo can benefit from the migration both COVID and climate change will cause, as well as the trends already underway favoring mid-tier, amenity-rich metros.
The way we see it, there are two massive, tectonic shifts upon us. And there's an argument to be made that both roads lead to Buffalo.
As one reader, @l_kenney on Twitter put it, "Could Buffalo be a post-pandemic, not-so-affected-by-climate change hot spot? Maybe..."
Check out the full piece and our argument why Buffalo could win the metro musical chairs.