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Advanced Manufacturing

Buffalo Niagara is Ideal for Advanced Manufacturing

Buffalo Niagara has enjoyed a long history of manufacturing success. Our legacy manufacturers like Moog, Eastman Machine, and Tapecon 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.
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Invest Buffalo Niagara has helped nearly 150 manufacturing companies expand or relocate to WNY, joining a cluster of over 1,600 employers including AMDOR, Bridgestone, Plug Power, MedBio, and New Flyer.  We can help you grow in Buffalo Niagara too! Explore our resources, then contact us to assist with your project. Our economic development professionals can provide site location assistance, labor market and demographics analysis, market research, facilitate state and local incentive applications, and much more — all confidentially. 

Electric Components

Supporting Electronic Component Companies


Prime Location for Growing Medical Device Companies

Plastics Manufacturing

Opportunities for Plastics Manufacturing

Sensor Technology Manufacturing

Sensor Technology Companies Enjoy Low Costs

Why Buffalo Niagara?

Growing Manufacturing Companies are Thriving in Buffalo Niagara

Advanced Manufacturing companies have a plethora of resources available in our region to help their manufacturing companies grow and evolve.

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)

Low-Cost Hydropower

Buffalo Niagara's access to low-cost hydropower from the Niagara River is a significant advantage for companies. New York State law  reserves and allocates this hydropower for companies planning to build or expand within the Buffalo Niagara region, providing a competitive edge in energy costs compared to other regions.

Diverse Industrial Base

Buffalo Niagara's diverse industrial base includes electronic components manufacturing, supported by a skilled workforce proficient in fields such as nonferrous and ferroalloy production, semiconductor manufacturing, and forging. This diverse ecosystem attracts companies from across the country seeking to leverage the region's talent pool and robust supply chain.

Strategic Location:

The region boasts seven international points of entry accessible via road, rail, and water. This strategic positioning provides businesses easy access to a vast transportation network encompassing more than 3,600 miles of major interstates, state routes, and local arterials. Additionally, the region has over 1,000 miles of track serving four interstate railroads, one regional railroad, and three short-line railroads, along with a major deep-water port featuring 28 terminals and bulk cargo storage facilities.

Attractive Incentives

Incentives play a crucial role in attracting and supporting businesses in Buffalo Niagara. Programs such as those offered by the New York Power Authority and Empire State Development provide incentives such as low-cost hydropower and tax abatements, empowering companies like MedBio and Viatran to invest in growth and innovation within the region.

Energy Efficiency Support

Programs like ReCharge NY, a signature initiative from the New York Power Authority, provide substantial cost savings for energy-intensive industries such as plastics manufacturing. Companies like Confer Plastics benefit from these initiatives, ensuring cost certainty and competitiveness in the marketplace while promoting sustainability and energy efficiency.

Buffalo Manufacturing Works

Shift 2.0 program through Buffalo Manufacturing Works is one of those great programs designed for small and medium-sized manufacturers. The program tailors solutions to help companies utilize innovative technology to reach their goals.

Resource Guide

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.

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