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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Our Directors

OFFICERS
President & CEO  Thomas A. Kucharski, CEcD, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise
Chairman  Randall L. Clark, Chairman, Dunn Tire Corportation
Vice Chairman  Douglas W. Dimitroff, Partner, Phillips Lytle LLP
Secretary  Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, President & CEO, Buffalo Niagara Partnership
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Buffalo Bills, Inc.  Russell H. Brandon, CEO Independent Health  Nora McGuire, Senior Vice President, CMO
Buffalo Niagara Partnership  Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, President & CEO Key Bank, N.A.  Gary Quenneville, President
City of Buffalo  Byron W. Brown, Mayor Merchant Insurance  Robert M. Zak, President & CEO
City of Niagara Falls  Paul Dyster, Mayor Moog Inc.  John Scannell, President & CEO
Delaware North Companies  Kevin Kelly, Vice President of Shared Services M&T Bank Corporation  Jeffery A. Wellington, President of Buffalo Division
Dunn Tire LLC  Randall L. Clark, President & CEO National Fuel Gas Company  Ronald J. Tanski, President & CEO
Erie County Industrial Development Agency  Steve Weathers, President & CEO National Grid  Dennis Elsenback, Vice President Frontier Region
First Niagara Financial Group  Joseph Saffire, EVP of Commerical Financial Services NYSEG Corporation  Joseph M. Rizzo, Regional Manager Economic Development
Health Now NY Inc. d/b/a Blue Cross Blue Shield at WNY  David W. Anderson, President & CEO Phillips Lytle LLP  Douglas W. Dimitroff, Partner
HSBC Bank  Kevin Quinn, Sr. VP Mngr. Regional Commercial Executive Uniland Development Company  Nancy Dobson, EVP
Univera Healthcare  Arthur Wingerter, Regional President    
APPOINTED DIRECTORS
Empire State Development Corporation
Kheops Architecture, Engineering & Survey, DPC  Edward M. Schiller, President, Partner Investor Council Chair
State University of New York at Buffalo  Dr. Venu Govindaraju, Vice President for Resaearch & Economic Development