Written by: Blair Severn, CanAm Executive in Residence and Chairman enabling ideas®
The Buffalo Niagara region’s job growth has been steady since the recession of 2009. The region has added over 5,000 jobs in that span, but we are lagging behind the rest of the nation.
An article in The Buffalo News over the weekend looks at the extensive development pipeline in Buffalo. A new survey set to be unveiled Tuesday is expected to show confidence in the Buffalo Niagara market. This comes on the heels of a $500 million Buffalo Billion 2 campaign announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Our region, specifically our city, has been experiencing a renaissance as of late, fueled in large part by our rediscovery and reutilization of our heritage.
Rebirth. Renewal. Renaissance. These three words have seemed to define the changes that have been underway in the Buffalo Niagara region within the past three years.
With development on our waterfront, re-purposed historic buildings and new restaurants opening monthly, there are many reasons why young professionals are staying here and moving back.
The Partnership is proud to announce that we can cross another one of our top priorities off the do-list list. Earlier this week, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) finally outlined its program to allow the construction and operation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities in New York.
For far too long, New York has been the only state in the country without an LNG program, forcing New Yorkers to miss out on the real economic opportunity that LNG offers.