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4 initiatives dedicated to advanced manufacturing

New York State recognizes the successes advanced manufacturing has brought the Buffalo Niagara region. The industry has great history in this region and has helped to shape the character of its people. They’re committed to sustaining that success and have dedicated expansive resources to bolster that sector of our economy. Several initiatives have spun out of the state’s historic and visionary Buffalo Billion:

Greg Pokriki   |     Nov 30, 2017

4 things you didn’t know were made in Buffalo Niagara

Buffalo Niagara is known by many for our legacy industry and advanced manufacturing prowess. However, it is much less known that some of these household names are made right here in Western New York. Maybe you even had one of them for breakfast.

Greg Pokriki   |     Nov 02, 2017

Water propels Buffalo Niagara forward

In 1825, the construction of the Erie Canal turned the Buffalo Niagara region from isolated frontier land to hub of activity. While that specific use no longer supports Buffalo Niagara’s clout, water in general still propels the region forward each day. 

Greg Pokriki   |     Sep 15, 2017

Flipping the switch on Bethlehem Steel

In its heyday, 22,000 blue-collars worked on the Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawana. My grandfather Frank Azzarello was one of the 22,000. So was Stephen Tobias, pictured below on the right.  

Greg Pokriki   |     Jul 25, 2017

Alfred’s high-temp technology (feat. lasers)

College and university partnerships are imperative to the future and success of economic development. There is a direct link between a region’s future and the abilities of its up-and-coming generation. No one knows that to be more true than Allegany County.

Greg Pokriki   |     Jun 06, 2017

Plastics manufacturing in the Nickel City

Over the years, Buffalo has been gifted the name the Nickel City. But (between you and I) it does just fine with plastics, too. Plastics manufacturing, that is. The Buffalo Niagara region as a whole is perfectly positioned to prop up your plastics manufacturing business.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 16, 2017

Recreating Possibilities: The rebirth of manufacturing

For several reasons—from rising wages in emerging countries, to a growing appetite for US-made goods, to recognition of the abundant resources in our own backyard—the manufacturing industry is poised for revival, and helped along by investments from the private and public sectors. Areas like Western New York have abundant resources and tools to get in on this promising momentum as well.

Alan Rosenhoch   |     Feb 14, 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

The Truth About Taxing Manufacturers in New York State

If you have overlooked manufacturing in New York State (NYS) due to perceptions about the tax rate, it’s time to take another look - what you find may surprise you.

Alan Rosenhoch   |     Apr 07, 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

Reasons Why Canadian Companies Deliberate U.S. Expansion

Alan Rosenhoch, Invest Buffalo Niagara Business Development Manager with Jim Anastasiadis, John Petri and Bill McCormick of Magic White.

Sometimes it’s as simple as finding the right place to start or someone to show you where that starting line even is located. That was the case with Magic White Inc., a company I met last spring at the Restaurants Canada trade show in Toronto. In just a couple short months, a brief conversation with company president Jim Anastasiadis on the trade show floor culminated with the establishment of Magic White USA, Magic White’s first formal U.S. presence here in the Buffalo Niagara region.

Alan Rosenhoch   |     Dec 07, 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.