We've got steel plants and such; in fact, there's a large one in Buffalo
Errr, not really. If we're talking about the same Buffalo, the Buffalo in New York state, it's called Bethlehem Steel and it closed decades ago. Buffalo's economy was never the same after the Great Depression, but it drastically hurt an city's economy that was already failing.

I suppose Bethlehem Steel could potentially be reopened, but it's been abandoned and vandalized for years. It would take a lot of work to get it fixed up and up and running. Right now, the only thing going on at the Bethlehem Steel property is an expanding wind farm, currently at eight wind turbines with more slated to go in. These wind turbines take advantage of the strong winds coming off Lake Erie. Buffalo's actually a windier city than "The Windy City", Chicago.