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: How Innovation Districts Can Embrace Risk and Strengthen Community

A Smart Growth Network Webinar

Innovation Districts and anchor institutions such as hospitals, universities, and technology hubs can drive economic growth and employment opportunities. But their benefits can sometimes fail to reach the residents of the neighborhoods they are...

Innovation Districts and anchor institutions such as hospitals, universities, and technology hubs can drive economic growth and employment opportunities. But their benefits can sometimes fail to reach the residents of the neighborhoods they are built in. 

Matt Enstice joined the Smart Growth Network as he explained how the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) took a different approach. Under Enstice‚Äôs leadership, BNMC fostered participation and collaboration among neighborhood leaders, foundations, and other organizations to ensure that the interests of Buffalo residents were represented as the campus developed. 

Enstice shared 12 strategies that, together, have created a new model for re-energizing Buffalo that can be applied across in other cities of the U.S. and beyond. This is covered in his new book City Forward