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Economic Development Week: Roadshow recap

Economic Development Week is one of the best weeks in our year. It gives us a chance to shine a spotlight on partners throughout our region doing extraordinary work to improve the well-being of our communities.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 12, 2018

Genesee County: Economic developers walk into a brand new bar

Last year on our Economic Development Week roadshow, we brought you along for a walking tour of downtown Batavia in Genesee County.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 11, 2018

Bugging out in Orleans County

Tucked away in an old car repair shop in Lyndonville is a surprising tenant -  California born company Sierra Biological.  The company, now based in Orleans County, provides an alternative to chemical and pesticide dependence. Pesticides and chemicals can have negative effects on soil and water supply. Nematodes, the main Sierra Biological product, can manage damaging insects and organisms in your soil without having the negative side-effects.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 11, 2018

Something for the senses in Allegany County

Andy Glanzman got his start in the candle-making business in a dark farm house in 1976.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 10, 2018

Exploring Erie County

Economic Development Week was created, among other reasons, to increase the awareness of projects improving the quality of life in regions across the world.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 09, 2018

POD: Mayor Byron Brown

City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown graciously gave his time to discuss economic development accomplishments in Buffalo during International Economic Development Week. 

Greg Pokriki   |     May 09, 2018

Treat yourself in Niagara County

While he was preparing his body to portray Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. requested one. The Biggest Loser, NBC’s hit weight loss television show, had about 10 of them, too.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 08, 2018

Cheers to Cattaraugus County

Cattaraugus County is a Buffalo Niagara destination, with winter skiing and summer festivals filling up the calendar. Ellicottville remains the staple, an inviting village with a walkable Main Street and retail that will empty your pockets.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 08, 2018

Who's on first in Chautauqua County?

Costello: All I'm trying to find out is what's the guy's name on first base?

Greg Pokriki   |     May 07, 2018

Family business in Wyoming County

“When I was 12-years-old, I was asked by my grandfather what I wanted to be when I grew up,” said Jeff Aronson. “I said ‘What my dad does!’ And I had no clue what he did, but I started learning quick after they put a grinder in your hand and have you welding.”

Greg Pokriki   |     May 06, 2018

Merchants Insurance turns 100 in the City of Good Neighbors

When we visited Merchants Insurance to interview Robert Zak, president & CEO of the Buffalo-based insurance provider, we found a table in large, recently renovated room. It was open and collaborative, with artifacts from the company’s history on display. Lining the outside of the room’s floor was a newly installed walking track for employees to get their steps in. The company understands that health and wellness is important to employees and encourages the self-care. It’s just one of the many ways Merchants Insurance takes care of its employees.

Greg Pokriki   |     Apr 30, 2018

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    Founded in 1999, Invest Buffalo Niagara represents the eight counties of Western New York. We are the region’s nonprofit, privately funded economic development organization focused on job creation.