Walking in our Neighborhood

While out walking on Northland Avenue yesterday, we came across this sign on an old vacant factory.  The building is part of our Northland Central complex which includes the Northland Workforce Training Center, Buffalo Manufacturing Works and Insyte Consulting.  The building has a storied past. The construction of the railroad beltline encircling Buffalo by the


Buffalo, NY – Insyte Consulting, a non-profit management consulting organization that primarily works with manufacturers, is pleased to announce that it has hired Ryan Case as a Business Development Manager and has added Dr. Alan Rae to its Board of Directors. They join the team as Insyte Consulting prepares to move to the Northland Corridor

“Sluggish” NYS Manufacturing

The Federal Reserve’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey fell 3 points in September, but remained in positive territory at 2.0 indicating “sluggish “ growth (a reading above 0.0 signals expansion).  The forward-looking indicator dropped 12 points to 13.7 points suggesting a significant downturn in optimism for 1Q2020 among NYS manufacturers responding.  “Capital spending plans weakened markedly“

U.S. Manufacturing Shrinks

  American manufacturing activity contracted in August for the first time in three years, amid concerns of a slowdown in manufacturing and economic activity in the U.S. and beyond.  The closely watched PMI from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) fell to 49.1 in August, a decrease of 2.1 points, signaling contraction in the U.S.

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