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.
Buffalo Niagara has a rich history of manufacturing. Today, advanced manufacturing is our third largest employment sector. 66,000 people currently work in advanced manufacturing in Western New York. It’s a staple of our economy and growing.