The Foundry

Thomas O'Neil-White

Students from WNY YouthBuild cut the ribbon on a nine-month project through The Foundry for two mobile food carts. The carts will be used by the African Heritage Co-op and local urban farm Groundwork Market Garden.

Scott Sackett

When you think of innovation industries and start-ups on the vanguard of Buffalo’s new economy, chances are what comes to mind are businesses in the health sciences, biotech, renewable energy, and digital technologies. But there is a growing number of artists in traditional trades such as woodworking and metalworking who are fostering a new creative industry in Buffalo. WBFO Arts and Culture Desk producer Scott Sackett visited the business incubator The Foundry, where art and commerce converge with cultural heritage and emerging trends.

Mike Desmond/WBFO News

A Buffalo landmark will be getting a new use as home for 107 new apartments. It's a building familiar to most people who travel on Elmwood Avenue in North Buffalo: the Pierce-Arrow administration building.

Chris Caya WBFO News

New incubator space will soon be available for entrepreneurs. Renovations underway at The Foundry will include 12 new studios for startup companies.

Mike Desmond/wbfo news

While the area's largest business incubator is in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus,there's another some blocks away. The Foundry on Northampton Street is experiencing its own level of success.