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.
“When I was 12-years-old, I was asked by my grandfather what I wanted to be when I grew up,” said Jeff Aronson. “I said ‘What my dad does!’ And I had no clue what he did, but I started learning quick after they put a grinder in your hand and have you welding.”
When we visited Merchants Insurance to interview Robert Zak, president & CEO of the Buffalo-based insurance provider, we found a table in large, recently renovated room. It was open and collaborative, with artifacts from the company’s history on display. Lining the outside of the room’s floor was a newly installed walking track for employees to get their steps in. The company understands that health and wellness is important to employees and encourages the self-care. It’s just one of the many ways Merchants Insurance takes care of its employees.
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.