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Greg Pokriki

In the face of these COVID-19 global challenges, our community has come together to do our best in flattening the curve and coming out on the other side just as friendly, kind, and communal as folks have always known us Buffalonians to be. Buffalo is The City of Good Neighbors, and it is in times like these when we earn that reputation.

There is no question some very tough days lie ahead. Through determination, hard work, and compassion, we will persevere, evolve, and show what is truly great about Buffalo, about New York State, and about this nation. 

Though much is still uncertain, we wanted to share the resources and organizations that can best be of service to you and your company on what we do know. We'll continue to update this list as information changes, so feel to free to check back.


First, there is an immediate need for personal protective equipment, including masks, gloves, gowns, ventilators, and more. If your business is able to produce these products, contact Empire State Development: COVID19supplies@esd.ny.gov

Also, Our partner organization Buffalo Niagara Partnership has a great and consistently updated site of new information.

Health Organizations:

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

New York State Department of Health

Erie County Department of Health

Business Support Information/Resources:

Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP)

Business Council of NYS Resource Guide

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

SBDC at Buffalo State College assisting local impacted businesses

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights

NYPA Economic Development Customer Assistance Program

Essential employee child care support

US SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Small Business Administration guidance and loan resources

New York State Shared Work Program

National Association of Manufacturers state-by-state restrictions/operations 

Webinars & Articles:

How America Will Lead Global Recovery

Free webinar. April 3 at 11 a.m.

Responding to Crisis Together

Free web series, March 24 – April 2, 2020

Web series on how you can best lead and operate during the COVID-19 situation. Hosted by McChrystal Group and led by retired 4-Star Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

How Chinese Company's Have Responded to Coronavirus - Harvard Business Review

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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.