Revitalization: Katz is Bullish on Buffalo
In June, Governor Cuomo’s right-hand man in looking for guidance with the Buffalo billion, Bruce Katz of the nationally renowned Brookings Institute, was invited to speak at UB Partners Day. He brought a few more statistics with him this time, including the fact that Buffalo has weathered the recession 3rd best out of the top 100 metro regions in the country. Between 2000 and 2011 economic productivity growth was higher than the average while unemployment was lower.
After listing several Buffalo assets and referencing a handful of models Buffalo could follow Katz concluded his speech with an optimistic, “I am very, very bullish on Buffalo.”