Thanks to BRO reader GW for passing along an interesting stat recognizing Buffalo-Niagara MSA* as #17 in top 20 large metros (1 Million+) with the highest business density (establishments per sq. mile).
"The variation in business establishment density across metros is substantial, from a high of almost 80 businesses per square mile to a low of 0.2. The average for U.S. metros is 6.8 establishments per square mile." - Richard Florida - Atlantic Cities
Buffalo at 17.1 establishments per square mile is in decent shape by this metric. - GW
Business Density for the Top 20 Large Metros
*Metropolitan Statistical Areas