The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (“BNMC”) has become a major hub for private and public
investment in Buffalo, an anchor institution that can help improve the quality of life for the whole region.
Open Buffalo has released a new report exploring strategies to maximize the ways that the community benefits from the BNMC development. Strategies include:
- Buying goods and services from locally-owned, independent companies, including minority-owned and worker-owned companies;
- Focusing economic development incentives and subsidies on the creation of new jobs, rather than the movement of jobs from one location to another or from one local competitor to another;
- Ensuring job quality with career advancement opportunities and living wages;
- Targeting employment opportunities to local residents through first source hiring policies;
- Building on neighborhood assets, particularly in the Fruit Belt, to help residents meet their goals in areas such as health, housing, education, and safety;
- Implementing an housing program that helps employees and other Fruit Belt residents buy and repair homes;
- Greening the campus with energy-efficient buildings, renewable energy usage, stormwater management, vigorous recycling and composting, and policies to support biking, walking, and public transit.
By adopting these strategies, the BNMC can become a major force in Buffalo’s revitalization.
Read the full report, The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus: A High Road Strategy to Maximize the Community's Benefit.