JUST FOR BUFFALONIANS
A hotbed of risk takers, innovators, inventors, and creative entrepreneurs - that was Buffalo a hundred years ago when it earned the "Queen City" moniker. The confluence of great lakes, a canal, railroads and finally mass electrification from the Falls made Buffalo a magnet for such types... building a great city.
The DNA of that culture of innovation and risk taking is still embedded here. And, ironically, the byproducts of recent years of decline now lay the foundation for the new equivalent of the lakes, the canal and electricity that can be the impetus of Buffalo's next great moment, as the Queen City of Startups.
To Buffalo's advantage, today's byproducts of the past create a high quality of life (the cultural infrastracture created for a major city) and a low cost of living (due tot he excess capacity which keeps prices low and opportunity high).
nxtARROW Founder and CEO, John Howell, returned to Buffalo to help start a private, outside the box recovery - inspired by his vision to capitalize on this excess capacity, and becoming a catalyst for the next big thing. John sees a city that can leverage its excess capacity, its high quality of life and low cost of living, to lure startups in large numbers, and all the creative, speculative energy that comes with them, if there is enough will, vision, and focus invested in achieving this goal by the community.
It is John's desire to help us all set vision - like a match - to the very fannable embers of a once and future great city.
Here's How We're Presenting Buffalo to Prospects
From our ArrowGram blog: Why Move to Buffalo from (Your Favorite City)...
On this site: Buffalo?
Here's How We Can Create Ten Thousand Buffalo Jobs in Ten Years
The TV news story on WGRZ September 6, 2012 11:00 News
The ArrowGram blog article
Here's How You Can Help Us Bring Buffalo Back
What everyone can do: Take the I'm For Buffalo Pledge
What some can do: Financial Support
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