Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) is a medical center of health care, life sciences research and medical education institutions, co-located on 120 acres (49 ha) in Buffalo, New York. The BNMC was founded in 2001 by a consortium (including the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Roswell Park Cancer Institute). This project comprises one of the five "Strategic Investment Areas" that make up Buffalo, NY's Queen City Hub Plan, the city's strategic plan for urban redevelopment.[1]

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Key people
Matthew Enstice (President & CEO)
Patrick J. Kilcullen (CFO)


The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC, Inc.) is the umbrella organization created in 2001 by the institutions within the Medical Campus in Buffalo, New York.[2] Since then, the campus has grown to over seven institutions, including the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo General Hospital and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. The not-for-profit organization was created to foster conversation and collaboration among member institutions, their employees, and the community. It also coordinates activities related to sustainable planning, development and enhancement of the 120-acre space which includes working to create a distinct, innovative environment that provides opportunities for entrepreneurship and active and healthy living.[1]

The Medical Campus encompasses 6.5 million square feet of existing clinical, research, and support space today. There is more than two million square feet under construction totaling an investment of more than $750 million in private and public funding. Some 12,000 people work on the Medical Campus today, and that number is expected to rise to nearly 17,000 by 2017. On an annual basis, more than 1.5 million patients and visitors go through BNMC's doors.[1]

In January 2016, The Buffalo News reported the Buffalo-Niagara region's unemployment in December 2015 was only 4.9 percent, the lowest level in nine years according to the New York State Department of Labor. The low unemployment was attributed to large building projects such as SolarCity and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus which fueled a hiring boom for construction workers with job growth running at an average pace of 1.6 percent which is more than double the rate of hiring during 2014 and nearly three times stronger than the employment gains during both 2012 and 2013.[3]

As of the beginning of February 2016, minority and women-owned businesses have been awarded more than $55 million in contracts for work on the UB Medical School building under construction on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.[4]


It is estimated that by 2017, combined with the initiatives of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and UB 2020, employment on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus could exceed 17,000, close to that of the Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna, NY before its closure.[5]

With the completion of John R. Oishei Children's Hospital and the Jacobs School of Medicine, the next building planned for the campus is 33 High Street, an 11-story, 300,000 square foot building by Ciminelli Real Estate.[6][7]

A pedestrian bridge linking the Conventus office building with the Jacobs School of Medicine is scheduled to open in 2018. This bridge will provide the Medical Campus with coatless access to the Allen/Medical Campus station of the Buffalo Metro Rail.[citation needed]

Campus institutionsEdit



Awards and recognitionEdit

  • 2013 - Chairman's Award for Innovation, National Grid – energizeBNMC Team
  • 2012 - Outstanding Research/Science Park Award, Association of University Research Parks
  • 2012 - Innovative Design Award, Global Workspace Association – Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Innovation Center
  • 2012 - Outstanding Planning Award for Comprehensive Planning, Western New York Section of the American Planning Association – Four Neighborhoods, One Community
  • 2012 - Americas Award, Alliance to Save Energy and the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance – BNMC Five-year Energy Innovation and Economic Development Plan
  • 2012 - Meritorious Service Award, New York State Commercial Association of Realtors (NYSCAR) WNY Chapter – Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus team of Patrick J. Whalen and Matthew K. Enstice
  • 2007 - Program of the Year Award, Northeastern Economic Developers Association – Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Economic Development Achievements Amongst Northeastern States

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus". bnmc.org. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2014-05-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Robinson, David (January 27, 2016). "Buffalo Niagara has lowest December jobless rate in 9 years". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  4. ^ Contrada, John Della (January 27, 2016). "UB supports City of Buffalo's 'Opportunity Pledge'". University at Buffalo. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  5. ^ Thompson, Carolyn (June 22, 2014). "Buffalo reborn? Long-suffering upstate NY city sees hope in biggest building boom in 50 years". The Republic. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 27 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
  6. ^ Fink, James (October 11, 2016). "Ciminelli picks design, name for $140 million medical campus project". Buffalo Business First. Retrieved December 6, 2017.
  7. ^ Epstein, Jonathan (2017-12-05). "LPCiminelli to shut down general contracting operations". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 2017-12-06.

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