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Buffalo Niagara insurance round-table

The insurance sector in Buffalo Niagara is strong and has the potential to grow even further. The region features 8,000 current insurance employees with a strong educational pipeline from our 21 colleges and universities. Median hourly wages are lower than comparable metro areas and cost of living is lower as well.

Greg Pokriki   |     Jul 02, 2018

Buffalo industrial tour at IEDC Future Forum

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Future Forum is being held this year in Buffalo. The conference has brought over 200 economic development professionals from around the country to Buffalo.

Greg Pokriki   |     Jun 26, 2018

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

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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.