43North — Why Buffalo



Buffalo’s strategic location, infrastructure, and workforce make it a place where startups can truly make an impact.

And the fact that it’s an amazing place to live – with great nightlife, world-class art, an eclectic food scene, vibrant waterfront, and super-affordable housing – is quickly becoming a not very well-kept secret.

As a former industrial town, Buffalo is turning toward its tech scene.”

With no signs of stopping, Buffalo may be the perfect spot for your company.”

Strategic Location

  • Located within 500 miles of 40% of the continental North American population
  • Over 2,100 warehousing/logistics facilities
  • Just a one-hour flight to New York City, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia; direct flights to the West Coast; and a 5-minute drive to the Canadian border

Talented & Affordable Workforce

  • 21 colleges and universities with 105,000+ students
  • Top-tier medical school at the University at Buffalo
  • Award-winning research institutions like Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Gates Vascular Institute
  • The average wage in Buffalo is 6% lower than the national average
  • $34,000 Average starting
    base salary in sales
    $57,000 Average starting
    salary in technology

Industry Connections

  • Located on a 120+ acre medical campus in Downtown Buffalo
  • 7 hospitals within a 5-mile radius
  • Prominent companies: M&T Bank, Rich Products, Delaware North, Calspan, New Era Cap Company, Moog, Praxair, Fisher Price, Mentholatum, General Mills, North American Breweries, Tops Markets

“Classic architecture, international cuisine, adventurous activities and serious art: this Western New York city is blossoming.”