Matt Enstice - Photo credit: Paul Markow | An Island Press author

Matt Enstice

Matt Enstice is the President & CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc., located in Buffalo, New York. In this role, he is leading a pioneering initiative to integrate innovation, health care services, life sciences, clean energy, health and well-being, entrepreneurship, and education in an effort to revitalize the city of Buffalo and the Buffalo-Niagara region. Matt has led the non-profit organization since its formation in 2002. 

Matt is also a member of the Steering Committee for The Global Institute on Innovation Districts, and has served on numerous boards, including the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Buffalo Renaissance Foundation, Niagara University, Daemen College, and the School of Visual Arts Design for Social Innovation. Matt has been a member of the 50x50 Transportation Commission (part of the Alliance to Save Energy), and hosts the Talking Cities podcast.

He lives in Buffalo, NY with his family.

City Forward by Matt Enstice with Mike Gluck | An Island Press book

City Forward

How Innovation Districts Can Embrace Risk and Strengthen Community

Innovation districts and anchor institutions—like hospitals, universities, and technology hubs—are celebrated for their ability to drive economic growth and employment opportunities. But the benefits often fail to reach the very neighborhoods they are built in. As CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Matt Enstice took a different approach. Under Matt’s leadership, BNMC has supported entrepreneurship training programs and mentorship for community members, creation of a community garden, bringing together diverse groups to explore transportation solutions, and more.