Stand where Theodore Roosevelt took the oath of office. Gaze at the terminus of the Erie Canal. Wander through a fort that played a pivotal role in the French and Indian War.
Western New York’s rich history is told at heritage sites throughout the region. These include:
Site of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition.
A 300-year-old National Historic Landmark.
Incomparable beauty and the final resting place of some of Western New York’s most notable citizens, including U.S. President Millard Fillmore.
The Greek revival mansion where Roosevelt was sworn in as president after William McKinley’s assassination.
The nation’s largest inland floating history museum.
A major shipping portal that was a principal force in transforming Buffalo from a frontier village into a thriving commercial and industrial metropolis.
Within 90 miles of Buffalo, there are more than 650 life sciences companies, many of which collaborate with local research and academic institutions in a variety of industries, ranging from medical devices and biomedical informatics to drug development and biotechnology. These include more than 160 biomedical firms in the Buffalo Niagara region that employ more than 6,000 people.
The Buffalo Niagara region has nearly 1,000 life sciences graduates each year, plus tremendous academic and research talent in the neighboring areas of Rochester and Syracuse, New York and Toronto and Southern Ontario.