Frothy Growth in the Craft Beverage Industry

Did you know that all those microbreweries and distilleries sprouting up around Western New York are part of a manufacturing renaissance? Often thought to be part of the hospitality industry, producers of artisanal alcoholic beverages are really considered to be part of the manufacturing sector of the economy, like any other food producer, according to

NYS Manufacturing Treads Water

The New York Federal Reserve’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey for August showed little change (+0.5 to 4.8) from last month, leaving statewide manufacturing essentially flat (a reading above 0 indicates growth).  New Orders (+8.2 to 6.7) and Inventories (+16.7 to 5.8) both climbed out of negative territory last month to post marginal expansion, while Average

The Belt Line: A Sign of Buffalo’s Industrial Prowess

The mural located in the main entrance to our new home, Northland Central, located at 683 Northland Avenue, is a visual representation of the railway belt line circling Buffalo, a key to Buffalo’s industrial growth and the beginning of our central role in logistics nationwide.  The Belt Line was completed by the New York Central

Workshop: Federal Funding Opportunities (SBIR/STTR) – 9/23

Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships and Buffalo State Small Business Development Center Present: FEDERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES WORKSHOP (SBIR/STTR) Date: September 23, 2019 Time: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (lunch included) Location: 107 Capen Hall, UB North Campus This workshop will provide a basic description of the SBIR/STTR program and how companies and faculty can participate to support

We’re Here!

Our move to Northland is complete. Although we are still unpacking boxes upon boxes, we are open for business. If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by and visit our new office. Remember – our new mailing address is: 683 Northland Avenue – Entrance E Suite 1109 Buffalo, NY 14211 Our phone number remains

National Manufacturing Slowdown Continues

The July PMI Index, published by the Institute for Supply Management, fell for the fourth consecutive month to its lowest level in three years signaling a continuing slowdown in U.S. Manufacturing.  The Index registered 51.2, down 0.5 from June, which is still indicative of growth, but at a minimal level (a reading above 50.0 indicates

“Made in WNY” – WNY Goes to the Moon and Back

Sunday, July 21st was the 50th Anniversary of Man’s first DEPARTURE from the Moon as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin completed their historic moon walks, loaded their moon rocks and soil samples and launched themselves back into space.  NASA was so worried about the potential for Armstrong and Aldrin to be marooned that President Nixon

It’s Time to Open New Doors

Our office move to Northland is just a week away.  We will be up and running for business on July 26 at our new location.  Our suite is ready and waiting for us. Here are some pictures we took yesterday when we stopped by to see the progress. We are sad to leave Larkin. They

NYS Manufacturing Rallies

The NY Federal Reserve’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey returned to positive territory this month after posting its largest-ever drop last month and falling into negative territory for the first time in over two years.  The general business conditions index increased 12.9 points, recovering almost half of its losses from last month.  Although, the index reading

Made in WNY – Buffalo, the U.S. Census & the Dawn of Data Processing

The 2020 United States Census has been in the news lately as the U.S Department of Commerce gears up for its decennial count of the population as mandated by the U.S. Constitution.  What you may not know is that 130 years ago, a Buffalo-born inventor revolutionized the tabulation of Census data with his computation machines,