From "Queen City of the Lakes"
to "Queen City of Startups"
"Buffalo is on the verge of a moment.." -New York Magazine
Once, Queen City of the Lakes…
- At the beginning of the twentieth century, Buffalo, known as "Queen City of the Lakes," was the wealthiest city in the world, due to its unique location at the nexxus of the Great Lakes, the Erie Canal, railroads, and newly developed hydro-electricity
- Great new corporations flocked to Buffalo to take advantage of these optimal conditions for invention, industry and prosperity
The Incredible Shrinking City...
- At the end of the industrial age, Buffalo suffered serious setbacks and significant population loss, but as a result, is now uniquely positioned to restore past greatness
- Excess capacity (due to shrinking population) in assets, services, and infrastructure keeping costs low and opportunities for growth high
Now, Queen City of Startups
- Due to the benefits of excess capacity Buffalo is among the most affordable places to start a new business, a family, a new life,
- nxtARROW is leveraging Buffalo's excess capacity for the mutual benefit of entrepreneurs moving in, of local businesses that will serve them, and of the community that will enjoy new prosperity
- Inc has listed Buffalo as a "barnburner" for the large number of fast growing new companies in proportion to population
High Quality of Life/ Low Cost of Living...
- "After several decades of economic hardship that saw the closing of major industries, this rust belt city has become a hip destination for those in the know." -Toronto Star
- Buffalo is "on the verge of a moment...with cool bars, shops and galleries." -New York magazine
- One of the most affordable major or mid-sized cities in which to live or conduct business
- One of the two shortest commutes among major cities in America
- One of the leading cultural environments among mid-sized cities
- “I was transferred to Buffalo. I thought I’d put in my time and move on... Once I got here, I never wanted to leave.” -typical testimonial
Why Buffalo Instead of (Your Favorite Major City)? This article in our ArrowGram blog answers that question with a breakdown of the "numbers."
Views of the many new construction and rehab projects in Buffalo.
Recent Rankings and Awards for the Buffalo Niagara Region
Recent Media Stories about Buffalo "Wingin' It in Buffalo" from Toronto Star