VP Business Development
Business Development Manager
President & CEO
Buffalo Niagara has enjoyed a long history of manufacturing success and is in the midst of a new wave of innovators and builders changing the future of advanced manufacturing. Our legacy manufacturers have laid a solid foundation upon which we’re innovating and building the future of advanced manufacturing in Buffalo Niagara. Today, manufacturing is the third-largest employer sector in the Buffalo Niagara economy. We’re enabling manufacturers that specialize in plastics, electronic components, medical devices, sensor technology—and more—to thrive.
Why Advanced Manufacturing Companies Choose Buffalo Niagara
Invest Buffalo Niagara helps advanced manufacturing companies expand or relocate to the Buffalo Niagara region, which offers an existing skilled workforce exceeding 66,000 people. There’s an impressive cluster of companies with manufacturing plants in our region, including:
Advanced manufacturing companies from across the country choose Buffalo Niagara because of its unique regional advantages. Among them are:
Low-cost hydropower from the Niagara River. New York State law reserves and allocates hydropower for companies planning to build or expand in the Buffalo Niagara region.
Industrial electric rates that are roughly 15% below the national average—one of the lowest in the country.
A strategic location that boasts seven international points of entry over road, rail, and water. Your company will enjoy easy access to more than 3,600 miles of major interstates, state routes, and local arterials; more than 1,000 miles of track serving four interstate railroads, one regional railroad, and three short-line railroads; and a major deep-water port with 28 terminals and bulk cargo storage.
The benefits don’t end there:
- 21 colleges and universities providing educational opportunities in related fields
- Competitive yet reasonable wages
- Research and development partnerships
Advanced Manufacturing companies have a plethora of resources available in our region to help their manufacturing companies grow and evolve. The Shift program through Buffalo Manufacturing Works is one of those great programs designed for small and medium sized manufacturers. Learn more.
Sources: US Census Bureau and Statistics Canada (population), Lightcast (establishments and employment), Edison Electric Institute (electric rates), New York State Department of Transportation (multimodal logistics)
Invest Buffalo Niagara has helped 100+ manufacturing companies expand in Buffalo Niagara and is well equipped to assist in your expansion project. For more information, download our free Advanced Manufacturing Guide, with workforce data, training programs, incentive highlights, support resources, incentive highlights, real estate options, and a business expansion checklist.