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Why an Atlanta software company decided to expand to Buffalo

Rural Sourcing doesn’t want to be in hot spots like Austin, Texas, or Silicon Valley. It looks for less expensive places, where workers cost less and the lower cost of living affords a better quality of life. Local business recruiters made their pitch, and now Rural Sourcing is opening a location here that will grow […]

December 17, 2021

Earth911 Podcast: Making Buffalo, New York, a Livable, Equitable Climate Haven

A key advantage Buffalo enjoys is that hydropower from Niagara Falls provides an energy surplus today. This has attracted, among other startups, a $298M hydrogen production facility, Plug Power, that will rely on hydropower to refine its hydrogen fuel. In addition, the city has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 36% compared to 2005 levels […]

December 15, 2021

The vision behind Western New York’s $100 million ‘tech hub’ bid

Thomas Kucharski, our president and CEO , said the region’s bid stacks up well against its competitors’ bids. “I think a lot of other places are trying to be a tech hub without having the ability to partner with higher learning, companies, and having a support system to do innovation, and then having someplace to […]

December 14, 2021

WNY chosen as finalist in bid for federal tech hub

The Western New York Advanced Manufacturing Cluster was selected as a finalist for the Biden administration’s “Build Back Better Challenge,” an effort to deliver massive infusions of federal stimulus money to bolster local economies across the country. “This is going to be great news for Western New York,” Schumer said in an interview Sunday. “It’s […]

December 13, 2021

Rural Sourcing names top local exec as it touches down in Buffalo

Natascha Thomas has been named director of the company’s “Buffalo Development Center,” charged with building out a software development hub. Buffalo was chosen earlier this year to be among 10 hubs across the U.S. after Rural Sourcing’s internal site search identified Western New York. Invest Buffalo Niagara worked with the company to secure their arrival.

December 07, 2021

In Buffalo, Waiting for the Canadians

“We hope the Canadians miss us,” Mr. Kucharski said. “We certainly miss them.”

November 24, 2021

Buffalo region leads the way in renewable energy, sustainability

When you think of Buffalo, N.Y., things that come to mind could include lost Super Bowls, snow and, of course, chicken wings. But the real news coming out of Buffalo is renewable energy. For more than a century, the Western New York city has been a leader in clean energy.

November 17, 2021

Rural Sourcing execs spent two days in Buffalo in September. Here’s what they did

In some ways, it was a standard visit for a company considering the region for a site location, Hubacher said. But because the Rural Sourcing team came in with a clearly defined set of priorities, they were treated to a customized itinerary that could become a template going forward.

November 17, 2021

Plug Power breaks ground on largest green hydrogen plant in North America

Plug Power has begun construction on a state-of-the-art green hydrogen manufacturing facility at the Western New York Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) in Genesee County. New York Governor Kathy Hochul joined local government leaders to break ground on the project, which will also include a 450-megawatt electricity substation to support the hydrogen projection […]

November 12, 2021

Rural Sourcing selects Buffalo for software development center

Rural Sourcing, Inc. – a leader in onshore digital engineering – will establish a software development center downtown, creating 150 new jobs within three years. The jobs will be filled by local applicants, with a recruitment effort in the city’s refugee community, and pay an average salary of $80,000.

November 12, 2021