New York

NY: Digital Engineering Firm to Create Development Center, 150 Jobs in Buffalo

11 Nov, 2021

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that Rural Sourcing, Inc. - a leader in onshore digital engineering - will establish a software development center in downtown Buffalo, creating 150 new jobs. The jobs will be filled by local applicants, with a recruitment effort in the city's refugee community, and pay an average salary of $80,000. Rural Sourcing will initially temporarily locate at a to-be-determined location, with plans to continue searching for 15,000 square feet of permanent office space.
"We welcome Rural Sourcing to Buffalo's growing innovation economy," said Governor Hochul. "The company is creating high-quality jobs and new technology corridors across the country and we are proud that it has added Buffalo as its newest location to provide technology solutions and resources.  In the midst of the company's major growth cycle, Buffalo offers an impressive IT ecosystem, workforce and higher education advantages, as well as low operating costs and high quality of life benefits."
Monty Hamilton, CEO of Rural Sourcing said, "Buffalo is a great city with a rich history. It is important for us to locate areas with a high quality of life where we can recruit top talent in the region. The focus and investment in STEM education at the middle and high school levels, as well as the state's overall investment in software development talent, make it a great location for us. The demand for our 'Scrum-as-a-Service' delivery model continues to grow among our Fortune 500 clients as well as for fast moving digital platform companies. Our plans are to create and fill 150 software engineering jobs in Buffalo to help meet this strong market need."
Rural Sourcing is committed to its mission of creating high-quality technology careers throughout Middle America and making an impact in the communities in which it operates. It posted double digit growth in 2020, contracting outsourced software development projects for which they build, deploy and optimize critical online applications. The company currently operates eight sites through the United States and was seeking additional market expansion to fulfill current business obligations and capture additional market growth opportunities. Apply in Buffalo here.
Since being founded 13 years ago, Rural Sourcing has remained steadfast to its mission to bring technology jobs to parts of the country where there otherwise would not be opportunities. This model has proved successful by providing a low-risk, high-collaboration solution for clients, while delivering the quality and responsiveness that are needed in today's fast paced digital world.
Empire State Development (ESD) will provide RSI up to $3.4 million in Excelsior Jobs Tax Credits in exchange for creating 150 jobs. 
Invest Buffalo Niagara President & CEO Tom Kucharski said, "Technology companies are the present and especially future foundation of successful regional economies. The desires of Rural Sourcing - top tech talent, support resources, a diverse and inclusive workforce, a growing young professional population, an active creative scene, operating affordability, and more - perfectly align with what Buffalo has to offer. We were thrilled to present the Buffalo business case, assist Rural Sourcing through the expansion process, and today welcome them to our community."
Empire State Development Chief Operating Officer and Executive Deputy Commissioner Kevin Younis said, "In today's digital economy, Rural Outsourcing is a leader looking to further scale its national footprint and digital service offerings.  We're proud that Rural Outsourcing chose Buffalo, with its diverse and talented workforce, as its newest tech hub."
Mayor Byron W. Brown said, "Rural Sourcing's selection of the City of Buffalo for its newest software development center is further evidence of Buffalo's growing tech economy. The company's plans to put down roots here in Buffalo and hire 150 local residents, with outreach to our immigrant and refugee communities for these extremely well-paying jobs, is fantastic news. I'm pleased Rural Sourcing's temporary center will be located in downtown Buffalo and am hopeful the company will find a permanent home in our downtown.  I thank Governor Kathy Hochul and Empire State Development, and Invest Buffalo Niagara for their roles in bringing Rural Sourcing to Buffalo." 
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said, "Erie County's reputation as an excellent site to grow your business continues to attract companies, such as Rural Sourcing, who are looking to expand their operations while taking advantage of our world-class workforce and superior business atmosphere. This investment brings 150 new software jobs and shows that Buffalo and Erie County are serious contenders in the tech sector."