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Buffalo I-Day gets an A+

Yesterday, some of our team members attended Buffalo I-Day, an annual insurance conference at the Buffalo Convention Center. 

Lorrie Abounader   |     Apr 13, 2018

Championship caps: A logistics outlook

It is a simple question with a not-so-simple answer asked of Josh Creasman, vice president of global supply chain for New Era Cap.

Lorrie Abounader   |     Oct 17, 2017

IEDC roundup

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is the professional association for practitioners to learn best practices on how to grow their local economy.  The organization provides educational opportunities for its members throughout the year, from webinars to multi-day conferences. 

Lorrie Abounader   |     Sep 26, 2017

InBN dictionary: Tradable sector

Tradable sector -- Or traded sector. A term that labels industries, or sectors of an industry, that can sell their goods or services in an international marketplace.  The most commonly used example of a tradable sector is manufacturing, whose inputs and outputs, can span the globe. 

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Lorrie Abounader   |     Aug 21, 2017

Catching some sun in Buffalo Niagara

Buffalo Niagara is often known for its green energy initiatives across industry. But it is also a region of great solar technology, growing larger each day. It’s even the home of Solar City.

Lorrie Abounader   |     Jul 24, 2017

Heavy-Duty Bus Manufacturer Opens Facility in Jamestown, NY

New Flyer is the largest manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in North America with 3,800 employees and thirteen facilities across the U.S. and Canada. As part of the capital plan to upgrade public transportation in the New York City area, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) awarded New Flyer a contract to refresh the entire system’s bus fleet. The contract required a portion of the final product be manufactured in New York State.

Lorrie Abounader   |     Mar 08, 2017

Manufacturing & Agribusiness Hubs in Chautauqua County, NY

After visits with our economic development partners in Wyoming County and Genesee County this summer, the Invest Buffalo Niagara team’s next stop was Chautauqua County.  Our partners with the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA) provided tours of available land and buildings. 

Lorrie Abounader   |     Oct 18, 2016

A Tale of Two Tax Incentive Programs

The economic developer’s toolkit in New York includes a variety of tax incentives, abatements, grants and loans that can be quite confusing, even for a seasoned professional. Many incentives at the state and local levels can be utilized for one project but not all incentives can be layered.  In the case of the state’s two largest tax incentive programs – the Excelsior Jobs Program and Start Up NY – only one can be applied to a company’s project.   That brings up the question – which program is best suited to benefit a company’s growth?

Lorrie Abounader   |     Sep 21, 2016

Touring Commercial Real Estate Sites in WNY

Summer is the time for road trips.  The Invest Buffalo Niagara team recently visited our partner Jim Pierce in Wyoming County.  InBN relies on our engagement with our local partners to stay on top of the assets and advantages to be found in our eight county area we market.

Lorrie Abounader   |     Jul 21, 2016

Allegany County: Connecting Agriculture and Industry

 

Land for future development along the I-86

In November, members of Invest Buffalo Niagara’s team had the opportunity to tour the many aspects of Allegany County to visit firsthand the resources and assets it has to offer. Hosted by Allegany County’s Department of Planning and Development, we met with leaders from the county’s Chamber of Commerce, real estate owners and brokers and college officials.

Lorrie Abounader   |     Dec 15, 2015

From Egypt to Eden, NY – TexWeb’s  “Made in USA” Label is a Win

 

Hany Tadrous, business development director and Ehab Tadrous, owner at their new TexWeb facility in Eden, NY

Lorrie Abounader   |     Aug 21, 2015

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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.