Vision for the Western New York Region

A region unified around a shared vision for sustainable prosperity.

Western New Yorkers aspire to create a sustainable prosperity by utilizing and enhancing the strengths of our people, by continuing our rich tradition of human innovation; by leveraging our region’s natural beauty and abundant natural resources; and by taking full advantage of our unique and strategic location in the world. We will create a region that is admired worldwide, that attracts more people to live, learn, work and visit; where entrepreneurs and businesses want to invest their time and capital, and where all our institutions reflect a culture of inclusion, continuous improvement, adaptation and excellence.

  • 35k+

    # of Firms that call Western NY home is indicative of a welcoming climate and economy for businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • $2.9 Billion

    Visitor spending is rising, supporting a wealth of tourist attractions and enhancing quality of life for residents.

National Comedy Center, Jamestown NY

The National Comedy Center will be the first non-profit cultural institution and national-scale immersive visitor experience dedicated to comedy, featuring more than 70 exhibits on comedy.

Walkable Olean North Union Street Transformation Project, Olean NY

By creating a walkable community in the heart of Olean, Walkable Olean contributes to the economic development of the city's business district with a redeveloped streetscape and integrated green infrastructure along North Union Street.

Buffalo Manufacturing Works

Buffalo Manufacturing Works is a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Buffalo that creates an ecosystem to help local manufacturers identify, test, and implement technologies to create a competitive advantage for their products, expand into new markets and boost productivity, and stimulate innovation and growth for the region’s manufacturing sector.

Buffalo Manufacturing Works Building Exterior

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Christopher Schoepflin, Regional Director