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Celebrating International Economic Development Week: A Conversation With Our Colleagues

For those of us steeped in economic development, constantly promoting and growing our communities, every week is economic development week! This year more than ever, we welcome the opportunity to pause and take stock of our accomplishments, as we all seek to lift our communities beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tom Kucharski   |     May 12, 2021

Economic Development: A Team Sport

During this pandemic, I’ve been reflecting on the core values that have been the foundation of our organization. Many great local leaders were involved in and laid the groundwork for a strong regional economic development organization. One of our most influential founders – and a great mentor to me – was Randy Clark, former chair of Invest Buffalo Niagara. One of Randy’s favorite expressions was, “Economic development is not a spectator sport.”

Tom Kucharski   |     Oct 22, 2020

Higher education's role in economic development, from a university president

Buffalo Niagara boasts many strengths for companies considering a relocation or expansion. One of them being the 21 colleges and universities in the eight counties of Western New York.

Tom Kucharski   |     Sep 24, 2018

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