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Greg Pokriki

Economic Development Week is one of the best weeks in our year. It gives us a chance to shine a spotlight on partners throughout our region doing extraordinary work to improve the well-being of our communities.

In celebration of Economic Development Week this year, we hit the road, touring multiple businesses in each of our eight counties. We saw a greenhouse producing 7 million pounds of tomatoes each year, a candle manufacturer producing for Walgreens, the new National Comedy Center, and so much more. It was incredible to see these businesses and tell their stories.

Economic Development Week 2018

We also invited our partners to visit us for a party celebrating Economic Development Week. We hosted a cornhole tournament (in which my team blew an 8-0 lead) and crowned two champions. We also said “Thank you” for your support to all the people that make our work possible.

Economic Development Week is also about educating our community on what we do, why they should care, and what they can do to help. To mobilize our passionate Buffalonians, we set up shop at Food Truck Tuesday and Canalside, two popular and new placemaking projects, to sign people up to help spread the good word of our region and help Pitch Buffalo Niagara. The passion of the City of Good Neighbors is reflected in our photo gallery.

Celebrating Economic Development Week in Buffalo Niagara

Below is a list of the blogs we published during Economic Development Week. It’s a privilege to chronicle the successes of Buffalo Niagara and we cannot wait to continue to do so every day until 2019’s Economic Development Week!

Blog-cover-photos-AlleganySomething for the senses in Allegany County 

Cheers to Cattaraugus County 

Who's on first in Chautauqua County? 

Exploring Erie County 

Genesee County: Economic developers walk into a new bar 

Treat yourself in Niagara County 

Bugging out in Orleans County 

Family business in Wyoming County

Oh...and Mayor Byron Brown was on our podcast, Bell Ringer!

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About Us

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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