COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT AND GIVING
Social impact may be one of the greatest benefits derived from Flora Buffalo. The founders are committed to community reinvestment and social equity, with plans to go far beyond the state’s proposed equity measures during every step of its development. Flora Buffalo has committed to working with minority-owned construction firms, pledging at least 25% of our build-out to these businesses.
After construction, the campus will make social justice and social equity focal points through related non-profit organizations and offering jobs and entrepreneurial support to members of communities devastated by the drug war. Through the Flora Social Impact Fund, community residents will have equitable access to the growing cannabis industry, as apprentices, job seekers and small business owners. The campus incubator will foster equity participation for people of color by providing technical assistance, education, financial resources and mentoring. We will fund these efforts with a multimillion dollar endowment to fund reinvestment in Buffalo’s most disadvantaged communities.
JOBS & TAX REVENUE
Flora Buffalo will contribute millions of dollars in tax revenue to the local and state economies and create from 500 to 1,000 jobs, making this project an economic engine now and in the future. Seventy-five percent of our employees will be Western New York, locals, with a large concentration from Buffalo.
Flora’s campus has partnered with the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center for cutting edge medical research that will make Western New York a capital of cannabis innovation.
SUNY Erie Community College has also agreed to develop curriculum to train the local workforce in the growing cannabis industry, right on campus.