High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend
The Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend will attract and house top tier clean energy companies and enable advanced manufacturing at what will become a state-of-the art, multibillion-dollar high-tech campus. SolarCity, the nation's largest solar power provider, will invest $5B to establish a one million-square-foot GigaFactory, which will produce solar panels at the Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub at RiverBend. It will be the largest facility of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 1 gigawatt of annual solar capacity when it reaches full production. More than 3,000 jobs will be created in Western New York alone and a total of nearly 5,000 jobs in the state.
Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub
The Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub, a partnership between CNSE, AMRI, and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and located at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in Buffalo, New York, will enable a state-of-the-art, shared-user facility for research, development, and testing for drug screening, pharmaceutical development, technology optimization, business attraction, workforce training, and bioinformatics. This $250 million initiative, with $200 million to be generated by private industry investment and $50 million being invested by New York State, will support over 250 high-tech jobs on site.
Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub
The Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub will house anchor tenant IBM, train IT professionals, educate new IT staff through State University of New York (SUNY) partnerships, and develop next-generation IT software needed to drive state-of-the-art discoveries in the areas of molecular research, genomics, energy efficiency development, and defense. Through the hub, which leverages a $55M Buffalo Billion investment by the state, IBM will bring 500 new information technology jobs to Buffalo.