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World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara: Connecting our bi-national region to the World

World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara (WTCBN) is the bi-national Buffalo Niagara region’s go-to resource for companies doing business internationally. Manufacturers and service companies in the WTCBN territory, stretching from Hamilton, ON to Syracuse, NY, can rely on our network, services and expertise to help expand your international reach.

Guest Author   |     Sep 17, 2018

The rise of international payment fraud

Fraud is an ever-present risk for any business, regardless of geography. One of the biggest threats to businesses of all sizes is cybercrime. Manipulation of business-to-business payment channels has resulted in an increasingly challenging environment for business owners and controllers alike. Consider the following case study as an illustration of the threat:

Guest Author   |     Aug 14, 2018

By the numbers: Buffalo Niagara's Canadian access

During my time at Invest Buffalo Niagara, I’ve helped over 90 Canadian companies expand into Buffalo Niagara. The process includes unique challenges and motivations. One of those motivations for business owners to expand is the ease of access Buffalo Niagara provides to Canada and southern Ontario. Here’s the pitch, by the numbers.

Carolyn Powell   |     Jul 23, 2018

Where are they now? Canadian business expansions

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.  

Carolyn Powell   |     Apr 09, 2018

Your smart phone at the U.S. border

Our lives are extensively documented on phones, laptops, and on social media. Some of this information is very personal, and a lot of travelers may wish to keep this sensitive data private. However, each time you enter the United States, regardless of your status or documentation, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determines your admissibility to the country, and part of this determination may include searching a traveler’s electronic devices. With these types of searches becoming increasingly common, it has never been more important for individuals to know and understand their rights at the border.

Guest Author   |     Feb 05, 2018

11 Canadian business expansion considerations

As Canadian companies consider U.S. expansion, the question quickly becomes where to start? Who can help understand the cross-border due diligence needed to get things set up?

Carolyn Powell   |     Jan 29, 2018

Hockey helps Canadian business attraction

Last Friday, Invest Buffalo Niagara hosted several Canadian businesses at New Era Field for the first-ever outdoor game in the history of the World Junior Hockey Championships. The matchup pitted North American rivals USA vs Canada and the game lived up to its promised hype and then some.

Alan Rosenhoch   |     Jan 02, 2018

Business life in the faster lane

We’ve all been there. You’re at the top of the bridge’s hill, looking down at the lanes of border patrol traffic deliberating which would be the fastest.

Greg Pokriki   |     Nov 03, 2017

7 reasons for a Canada to U.S. business expansion

I have been working in the Canadian market for over 15 years. Many of the companies that I work with are manufacturers or warehouse distribution operations in the Southern Ontario area. They tend to be small to medium size companies that have some percentage of U.S. sales and are purchasing U.S. based raw materials.

Carolyn Powell   |     Oct 20, 2017

Real estate market in Buffalo Niagara

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

Carolyn Powell   |     Jul 10, 2017

Canadian Business Expansions - Where are They Now?

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 improving raw supply. 85 Canadian based businesses have benefited from our free services, saving time and money by leveraging our expertise.

Carolyn Powell   |     Apr 06, 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

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