ReCharge NY is one of the state’s signature economic development initiatives. Through the program, qualifying businesses and nonprofits can focus on retaining jobs and strengthening their operations by controlling energy costs with stable, predictable pricing.
For several reasons—from rising wages in emerging countries, to a growing appetite for US-made goods, to recognition of the abundant resources in our own backyard—the manufacturing industry is poised for revival, and helped along by investments from the private and public sectors. Areas like Western New York have abundant resources and tools to get in on this promising momentum as well.
Last April I spent four days in Las Vegas, the first two meeting with site selection consultants at the Business Facilities LiveXchange and the following two days at the Collision Conference encouraging dynamic tech startups to apply to the 43North Business Plan Competition. Two days suite and tie, two days sport coat and t-shirt. Two very different atmospheres.
Buffalo Niagara is a region on the rise. We are enjoying incredible new venues and amenities at locations like Canalside and Larkinville and Business First recently reported that Buffalo Niagara is the hottest construction market in the northeast according to latest employment figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Buffalo, is up 28.6% from 21,000 construction jobs in October 2010 to 27,000 jobs in October 2015.
As Thanksgiving approaches in Western New York the temperatures drop outside, but the warm feeling of celebrating with loved ones can tame even the coldest breeze off Lake Erie. There are many things for which to be thankful this holiday season: family, friends, community, Buffalo Niagara’s local economic resurgence, and Jack Eichel are tops on this author’s list.
Do you have a dynamite business idea? Do you want to be part of the new Buffalo momentum? Check out these incredible opportunities that reflect the changing tide and join the growing community of entrepreneurs who are living their dreams, contributing to the region’s renaissance and growing jobs in Buffalo Niagara.