Skip to content

Industry Leaders Forum – Manufacturing

 Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Buffalo Niagara’s proud industrial heritage is the foundation of our regional economy.  With 1,200 companies in Erie and Niagara counties and nearly 11% of the Buffalo Niagara workforce employed in the sector today, manufacturing will be critical to our future success as well. There are currently new and exciting opportunities for reinventing American industry and innovation and BNP is focused on maximizing local competitiveness in this changing economy.

Join BNP, and Manufacturing Industry Leaders Forum strategic partners Northland Workforce Training Center and Buffalo Manufacturing Works, as we bring leaders together to collaborate, strategize and chart the future of manufacturing in our region.

Participating Member Organizations

  • Bank On Buffalo
  • Buffalo Manufacturing Works, operated by EWI
  • Cobey, Inc.
  • Curbell, Inc. & Subsidiaries
  • Ebenezer Railcar Services
  • Empire building Diagnostics
  • EnergyMark, LLC
  • Erie 1 BOCES
  • Harmac Medical Products, Inc.
  • Harris Beach PLLC
  • Hodgson Russ LLP
  • Independent Health
  • LaBella Associates, D.P.C.
  • National Grid
  • Northland Workforce Training Center
  • Power Drives, Inc.
  • Rigidized Metals Corp.
  • Switzer
  • TechBuffalo
  • Tectran Manufacturing Inc.
  • Tesla
  • The Bonadio Group
  • University at Buffalo
  • Welded Tube USA, Inc.
  • Zehnder Rittling

Take your seat at the table 

The ILF is a BNP member-only benefit for applicable companies.

Please contact Seth Piccirillo, Director of Economic Development, at spiccirillo@thepartnership.org for more information.

Strategic Partners

Join or Become a Sponsor

The Industry Leaders Forum is reserved for members of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and attracts a wide-audience of business leaders in WNY. Strengthen your brand by attending this series or by sponsoring this series.

Contact Liz Benkovich, VP of Member Engagement & Development | lbenkovich@thepartnership.org

From the Blog

Preparation & Capacity: BNP Energy & Telecommunications Industry Leaders Forum

By communications@thepartnership.org | September 14, 2023

The BNP Energy & Telecommunications Industry Leaders Forum (ILF) came together on September 14 to discuss the future of the sector in the wake of evolving government regulations and consumer trends

Talent is Everything: The BNP Tech Industry Leaders Forum

By sethpiccirillo | June 15, 2023

Buffalo Niagara has approximately 12,900 tech jobs across 5,200 tech and tech enabled firms, according to extensive research by Tech Buffalo and the University at Buffalo Regional Institute. Between 2010 and 2019, tech jobs here grew at a rate of 4%, trailing our peer cities and the top ten national tech hubs.

Competing in a Changing Economy: The BNP Small Business Industry Leaders Forum

By communications@thepartnership.org | June 1, 2023

Small business owners are facing constant and complicated challenges, ranging from staffing shortages to rising costs. On May 18, the BNP convened the first Small Business Industry Leaders Forum (ILF) to explore shared strategies and to discuss how the sector can compete in a changing economy and shifting talent market.

Buffalo Niagara tourism builds back from Covid crash, but faces challenges

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | May 19, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — As the weather gets warmer, tourism in the Buffalo Niagara region becomes more visible – whether it’s the blue ponchos at the Maid of the Mist or convention attendees making their way down Franklin street to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.