Among the many factors economic developers must consider for future business development opportunities are changes in global market trends. Trends in technology, supply chain or production capacity rarely change overnight, but closely following target industries can assist economic developers anticipate and prepare for the deals of the future.
Invest Buffalo Niagara and our partners at Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) are working with many economic development, infrastructure, workforce, technology, and education partners to ensure the Western New York/Finger Lakes super region positions itself to be a leading site destination for semiconductor and nanotechnology expansion projects at the Western New York Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (WNY STAMP).
The team at GCEDC has already dedicated 11 years and over $50 million in planning and infrastructure development at the WNY STAMP Campus for critical site readiness initiatives, including site acquisition, environmental review, zoning and permitting considerations, and even archeological work. Our team has developed strong relationships with key contacts within the semiconductor sector through our participation at industry shows such as Semicon West and the Semiconductor Industry Association Annual Awards Dinner.
Nestled in between the bustle of Buffalo and the city of Rochester lies Batavia, New York. The strategic geographic location lends Batavia to a surprising number of visitors and passerbys. The city streets see nearly 25,000 cars a day, which help local businesses and is part of the reason for the burgeoning renaissance of Batavia.
The Invest Buffalo Niagara team continued its outreach to local partners by visiting with Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) Vice President of Business Development Chris Suozzi, who provided an expert tour of the county’s available sites and buildings.