College Town: Can Academia Unlock Buffalo's Future?

By Ryan S Kozey, Phd.

Recently, the following question had been posed to me; “Could Buffalo become an academic town?” After a good bit of pondering, a short answer to such a question on my part is, “possibly?” Allow me to unpack a few things to provide more to the brevity, which will provide justification to my answer. Before doing so, I think it fair for the reader to know that I’m from the rust belt. In my 32 years, I’ve spend 31 on them in Cleveland, Buffalo, and Toledo. In all three towns, there are things that I absolutely love about each of them. READ MORE...