Invest Buffalo Niagara

Our Organization

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. 

Our mission is to attract new employers to the Buffalo Niagara region through outreach to growing companies around the world.
To support business attraction, expansion and entrepreneurship, Invest Buffalo Niagara collaborates with local businesses, universities, nonprofit
organizations and elected officials to deliver a unified response to regional economic development opportunities. 

Our team of professional economic development consultants provides free
and confidential services to companies considering the Buffalo Niagara region, particularly for the first time.

Our Services

Invest Buffalo Niagara serves as a single point of entry for economic development inquiries and offers a comprehensive suite of
client-driven project management services to companies and consultants evaluating the market area:
Confidential and custom site location assistance
Detailed, comprehensive site/building information
Labor market analysis and demographics
Tailored market research
Facilitation of state and local incentive programming
Personal community and site tours
Introductions to professional service providers and partners
Meetings with community and business leaders
Assistance with workforce and recruitment training needs
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Meet the Invest Buffalo Niagara Team

Our on-site staff brings a wide range of expertise in areas of business development, client service, real estate, finance, research, marketing, event planning, graphic design, and public/Investor relations. Each individual staff member brings a vital set of skills to the team. Get to know us! 

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Our Directors

President & CEO  Thomas A. Kucharski, Invest Buffalo Niagara
Chairman  Randall L. Clark, Dunn Tire Corporation
Vice Chairman  Douglas W. Dimitroff, Phillips Lytle LLP
Secretary  Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, Buffalo Niagara Partnership
Treasurer Robert Zak, Moog Inc.
AAA Western and Central New York, Anthony Spada, Jr. Imagine Staffing Technology, Brian Manley
Architectural Resources, John Doster Independent Health, Nora McGuire
Astronics Corporation, David Burney Key Bank, N.A.,  Gary Quenneville
Bak USA, J.P. Bak Merchant Insurance, Robert M. Zak
Buffalo Bills, Inc., Russell H. Brandon Moog Inc., John Scannell
Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen M&T Bank Corporation, Jeffery A. Wellington
Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, Peter M. Cammarata National Fuel Gas Company, Ronald J. Tanski
Catholic Health System, Joseph D. McDonald National Grid, Dennis Elsenback
Chautauqua County, Kevin Sanvidge NYSEG Corporation, Joseph M. Rizzo
City of Buffalo, Mayor Byron W. Brown Otis Eastern Service LLC, Charles Joyce
City of Niagara Falls, Mayor Paul Dyster Performance Management Partners, Inc, Sharon D. Randaccio
Delaware North Companies, Kevin Kelly Phillips Lytle LLP, Douglas W. Dimitroff
Dunn Tire LLC, Randall L. Clark Sonwil Distribution, Peter Wilson
Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Steve Weathers Superior Group, Chris Beckage
Ernst & Young, Gene Gramza TM Montante Development, Christian Campos
Frey Electric, Kent Frey Tops Friendly MarketsFrank Curci
Genesee County Economic Development Center, Steve Hyde Uniland Development Company, Carl Montante, Jr.
Hamister Group, LLC, Daniel Hamister Univera Healthcare, Arthur Wingerter
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP,  John Horn Walsh Duffield, Edward F. Walsh, Jr.
HealthNow d/b/a  Blue Cross Blue Shield, David W. Anderson West Herr Auto Group, Scott Bieler
HSBC Bank,  Kevin Quinn  
Empire State Development Corporation
State University of New York at Buffalo,  Dr. Venu Govindaraju