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Olivia Hill

Our region has a lot of things to boast about (like our 9-3 Buffalo Bills), but what you may not know about the region is that it is a great location for companies in the Agribusiness sector. I thought I would run through some of the things you may not know that makes Western New York (WNY) the right choice for your food processing company.

Did you know these rankings?

  • New York State #1 in the U.S. for production of yogurt, sour cream, and cottage cheese
  • Buffalo Niagara #1 dairy producing county in New York State
  • New York State is #3 in the country for dairy production
  • New York State is #4 in the country for cheese production

Yep – you read all that right! It’s no wonder companies like Lactalis, Upstate Farms, HP Hood, and Steuben Foods call Western New York home. In fact, Lactalis just undertook a significant expansion just 15 minutes south of the City of Buffalo, with the company planning to invest over $14 million in that operation.

Beyond all the dairy that’s available, New York State has some lucrative incentives available for food processing companies, including a 0% state corporate income tax for food processors. And I can’t forget to mention access to low-cost power! With all the benefits here, why would you go anywhere else?

Our organization has helped various food processing companies expand into Buffalo Niagara from elsewhere in the U.S. as well as Canada and overseas. And our region is home to the headquarters for both Tops Markets and Wegmans, grocery stores with a combined almost 300 locations.

Join them and others like Rich Products, Fieldbrook Foods, Perry’s Ice Cream, Goya Foods, Nestle Purina Pet Care and make Buffalo Niagara your newest Northeast location.

Want to join the list of successful food and dairy processors in Buffalo Niagara?

View Agribusiness Webpage

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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. 

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