The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s latest installment of our Metro 50 Buffalo Niagara series highlights one of our strengths: air service in the Buffalo Niagara region. Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BNIA) plays an essential role in the development of business and tourism in the Buffalo Niagara region. BNIA provides more direct non-stop routes than many peer metro airports and does so at consistently lower prices. What’s more, BNIA delivers that service at a nation-leading level of customer satisfaction.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s publication series Metro 50 Buffalo Niagara is a factsheet-style resource that evaluates Buffalo Niagara’s performance in topical areas related to economic development. Metro 50 takes a look at the progress of other peer metros – regions similar to ours in population, resources and economic challenges – and compares their progress to our own. This gives context to the performance of Buffalo Niagara and offers us the opportunity to learn from their best practices.
The Buffalo Niagara region is unique. Our geography, our population and our economic make-up are not exactly alike to any other metropolitan area. However, despite differences, we must do our best to learn from other metros as we collectively work to build a better economy and community. But it is critical that we choose the right places to look; places that are most similar to Buffalo Niagara, face familiar economic challenges and have like capacity and resources to address those challenges.