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Greg Pokriki

Buffalo Niagara was recently highlighted in NAIOP's Development Magazine, in a piece co-authored by Invest Buffalo Niagara President & CEO Tom Kucharski and Buffalo Urban Development Corporation President & CEO Brandye Merriweather. 

The piece discusses the Buffalo Niagara region's resurgence, including its entrepreneurial and innovation economy, a continued commitment to advanced manufacturing, placemaking investments, and more.

"The investments in place and community over the last 20 years have made Buffalo a more desirable place to work, purchase a home and raise a family. The successes within the region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem have created more wealth, experience and risk tolerance that will continue to pay dividends. The gains within technology and advanced manufacturing industries have helped to create thousands of jobs," said Kucharski and Merriweather within the piece.

Enjoy an excerpt of the article below and make sure to read (and share) the entire piece here.

The Buffalo, New York: A New Take on Grit

A Rust Belt City's Resurgence

The city of Buffalo, New York, had a reputation for being gritty. The term was a nod to the city’s industrial heritage, hard-working people and maybe even the NFL team. But the Buffalo that is now being built could be characterized by a different type of grit. The city is determined to build a better future by welcoming new opportunities within technology, entrepreneurialism, advanced manufacturing, clean energy transfer and more. Over the past five years, an estimated $22.6 billion of development has launched within the eight counties that constitute the Buffalo Niagara region. 

Buffalo, New York A New Take On Grit


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