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Buffalo Ranks #7 Best City for Millennials

Despite popular opinion, millennials are growing up. And though they may still let their man buns down as they take their French bulldog named Henry for a walk, they are also starting to settle down and search for homes.  

Greg Pokriki   |     Apr 11, 2017

Helping Your Canadian Business Head South, Part 2

In our last post, we covered some of the initial questions and considerations Canadian businesses should keep in mind when considering a move to the U.S.

Carolyn Powell   |     Feb 10, 2017

Helping Your Canadian Business Head South, Part 1

.In my time with Invest Buffalo Niagara, I’ve had a chance to help 32+ Canadian companies make their way to this side of the border. Along with being part of helping the Buffalo Niagara region boom—to the tune of $706 million in investments and more than 1,600 jobs—I’ve also seen the pitfalls that Canadian business owners need to look out for. For the first in this two-part series, we’ll focus on the beginnings of due diligence: the questions you need to ask yourself when you’re looking to enter the U.S. market.  

Carolyn Powell   |     Jan 19, 2017

Artisan Producer of Traditional Italian Inspired Meats Selects WNY for New U.S. Operation

Niagara Food Specialties (NFS), incorporated in 2001, is a food processor, distributor and wholesaler, specializing in the production of prosciutto ham for the foodservice (restaurants & hotels) industry and gourmet retail markets. NFS adds value to raw pork, producing artisanal quality charcuterie, including prosciutto, capicola, pancetta, salami, guanciale, and sausage. This family operated business is currently headquartered in Niagara Falls, ON. NFS began to investigate US expansion when they faced with growth limitations due to border crossing restrictions and rules on imported meats to the US.

Carolyn Powell   |     Nov 09, 2016

10 Insights on Raising Money in Buffalo, NY

This week Buffalo will host the 7th Annual Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo, an event designed to connect startup companies in Buffalo, New York with potential investors. In addition to a keynote address from Bill Rancic, the original Apprentice, 32 competitively selected companies will deliver 5 minute and 90 second investor pitches.

Jenna Kavanaugh   |     Jun 13, 2016

Rep Your City in this Startup Throw Down


Last April I spent four days in Las Vegas, the first two meeting with site selection consultants at the Business Facilities LiveXchange and the following two days at the Collision Conference encouraging dynamic tech startups to apply to the 43North Business Plan Competition. Two days suite and tie, two days sport coat and t-shirt. Two very different atmospheres.

Alan Rosenhoch   |     Jan 21, 2016

Development Opportunities in Buffalo Niagara

Buffalo is a City on the Rise. The growing Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and significant development projects such as SolarCity and IBM are driving demand for new amenities and residential living.

Jenna Kavanaugh   |     Dec 01, 2015

Buffalo Niagara: The Fam Tour

Buffalo Niagara Enterprise recently hosted a group of Site Selectors for a two-day Familiarization Tour. As you can tell by one attendee’s comments below, it was truly perception changing:

Jenna Kavanaugh   |     Aug 12, 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.