Invest Buffalo Niagara has attracted more than $6.2 billion in new business investment to the Buffalo Niagara region since 1999. Canadian companies looking to expand their businesses into the U.S. have been a big part of this growth. They choose to expand for many business benefits including Made in U.S. sales, mitigating bridge delays, and reducing their hydropower costs. Nearly 90 Canadian based businesses have benefited from our free services, saving time and money by leveraging our expertise.
When it comes to large economic development projects, every community in the nation pictures itself as Santiago, the experienced fisherman in Hemingway’s classic The Old Man and the Sea, ready to land the “big fish” project in their backyard.
The temperatures outside are beginning to warm slightly, but the industrial real estate markets in both Buffalo Niagara and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) remain scorching hot.
Tight industrial markets with lowering availability and vacancy rates across the Golden Horseshoe make finding a suitable production facility an increasingly difficult task, a dynamic which is diametrically opposed to the market status of just fifteen years ago.
Yesterday, our blog post discussed how safe Buffalo Niagara is from natural disasters and how that can benefit a business. We argued that the conversation should not be about weather, but instead be about the risk your business is put at in a natural disaster.
The first thing people associate Buffalo with is snow. To a certain extent, that’s fair. But when considering a business expansion, there’s more important and damaging elements that should be measured.
Starting off as the new Research Associate with Invest Buffalo Niagara, I thought I should drop in and introduce myself on this blog and see if marketing will ever ask me to write another post after this one.