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Can-Am Business Expansion Through Acquisition

Frank Ralphs, a company out of Montreal, manufactures composite panels used predominantly in the rail industry as well as other industrial applications. Companies in the rail industry find that having a “Made in the U.S.A.” label can be beneficial to growing their business and sales in the U.S. There are many opportunities for U.S. government contracts for public transit projects. Frank Ralphs was interested in capturing more of this business and adding final assembly in the U.S. to their offerings.

Olivia Hill   |     Jan 08, 2020

Attracting top talent in an employee-market

To attract top talent, an employer must be able to provide the job seeker with compelling reasons to join your organization and be creative in ways to attract to candidates.

Guest Author   |     Dec 05, 2019

How to protect information on your electronic devices at the border

If you plan on crossing the border with an electronic device, it’s important to know your rights and to take precautions to keep your information safe. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) officers have far greater ability to conduct searches at the border than they would inside of the U.S. CBP can search the contents of your electronic devices like phones, tablets, cameras, and laptops without probable cause that you are doing something wrong, and without your permission.

Guest Author   |     Dec 05, 2019

2019 Can-Am expansion roundup

For Canadian companies, and specifically those in southern Ontario, interested in the U.S. market, Buffalo Niagara is the natural front door. These companies can leverage the size of the U.S. market, Made in the U.S.A labels, and much more all from a U.S. location close to their Canadian headquarters.

Carolyn Powell   |     Dec 05, 2019

4 common mistakes Canadian companies make when expanding to the U.S. (and how to prevent them)

We've helped over 100 Canadian companies expand to the Buffalo Niagara region. We know the process-- the steps to take and order in which those things must happen.

Olivia Hill   |     Aug 16, 2019

Top 7 reasons Canadian companies expand into the U.S.

I have been working with Canadian companies looking to expand into the U.S. market for over 11 years. Many of the companies 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/or are purchasing U.S. based raw materials.

Carolyn Powell   |     May 14, 2019

Where are they now? Can-Am 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 selling with a “Made in U.S.” label, mitigating bridge delays, and reducing their hydropower costs.  Nearly 100 Canadian based businesses have benefited from our free project management services, saving time and money by leveraging our expertise.  

Carolyn Powell   |     Apr 04, 2019

2018 Canadian expansions recap

2018 was yet another successful year for Canadian companies expanding to the U.S. Below is a list of companies our organization helped navigate the complex expansion process.

Carolyn Powell   |     Jan 14, 2019

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

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

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