It’s pretty clear based on the latest trends with AI and virtual reality that technology is on the rise in the U.S. and isn’t slowing down anytime soon. While major cities tend to draw in STEM graduates, in recent years, organizations are looking to WNY to expand on their technological growth. So what makes our region the new “it” place for tech companies?
According to an article from Innovation & Tech Today, “Buffalo’s bucolic canvas and traditional pastoral backdrop have blended with quiet suburbs and sustainability-focused tech districts in recent years to paint an idyllic picture. Buffalo families are in the unique position of being able to enjoy the life-enhancing qualities of nature, the value-building structure of a tight-knit community and the opportunity provided by a robust and forward-thinking local economy — a balance that is not easily achieved.”
Beyond family dynamics and Buffalo culture, the article also goes into explaining our geographic location as a role in these tech organizations decisions to expand into our region. It states, “Buffalo’s geographic position also means that companies in the region have access to talent from Toronto, another major tech hub, and New York City. The proximity to these major tech cities, paired with the opportunities native Buffalo residents are afforded, puts Buffalo tech companies in an ideal position to retain homegrown talent while reinforcing their teams with professionals from nearby, tech-driven communities.”
With organizations like TechBuffalo, Odoo, and M&T Bank already seeing success in our region, tech employment in Buffalo is projected to increase by 7% from 2022 to 2032.
All in all, if you are looking for a place that truly offers the best of both worlds of high tech with a tight knit community feel, Buffalo. is. it.
Interested in learning more? Check out the full article here!