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Expanding insurance cluster in Buffalo Niagara

Buffalo Niagara’s robust and expanding insurance cluster includes several prominent and experienced companies. One of the main reasons these companies find success in Buffalo Niagara is the workforce.  

Lorrie Abounader   |     Jul 16, 2018

Real estate market in Buffalo Niagara

When working with Canadian companies considering a Buffalo Niagara business expansion, availability, costs, and market conditions are always primary concerns. Canadian business owners are unsure of the availability of commercial properties, average sale/lease rates, and the current trends relating to Buffalo Niagara real estate. 

Guest Author   |     Jul 12, 2018

Food processing academic programs in Buffalo Niagara

One of Buffalo Niagara’s greatest assets, regardless of industry, is its academic institutions. The eight county region has 21 colleges and universities. Within 100 miles of downtown Buffalo, that number expands to 47.

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Carolyn Powell   |     Jul 09, 2018

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

5 things we learned at IEDC Future Forum in Buffalo

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Future Forum was hosted in Buffalo this week. The conference brought over 200 economic developers from across the country to Buffalo.

Lorrie Abounader   |     Jun 27, 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

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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.