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Investors. They make things happen. Developing new jobs and investment in our region takes commitment. A lot of it. And that’s what BNE gets from our investors.


Our investors – over 70 organizations, large and small – recognize that a growing economy benefits all the people and businesses in our region, providing increased tax revenues and creating new economic activity with a vast spillover effect enjoyed by all of us.

In supporting the work of BNE, our investors know that they’re backing an organization that delivers a true return on the investment they make of their valuable time, money, and resources. Since our launch in 1999, BNE is credited with helping create and retain more than 40,000 jobs, and helping attract more than $3.4 billion in capital investment to the region.

BNE provides three levels of investment, which offer the following benefits:

Executive Level (above $100,000+/year)
Executive Level investors have full participation in the BNE organization and play an integral part in driving strategy, setting long-term goals, and developing a solid foundation rooted in advancing our region's potential.  Participation includes:

  • Company representation on the Steering Committee, which guides the implementation of overall organization direction
  • Company representation on the Board of Directors, which helps prioritize issues and direction
  • Invitation to the Annual Meeting, Mid-Year Report to Investors, receptions, networking events and other select VIP activities
  • Listing on the BNE Web site, Annual Report and Investors Directory distributed to all investors as well as new companies considering Buffalo Niagara
  • Opportunity to participate in forums, focus groups and advisory committees
  • Opportunity to host prospects, media and other interested parties

Board Level (above $50,000+/year)
Board Level investors are recognized as local leaders and are able to surround themselves with others who support a progressive vision. Participation includes:

  • Company representation on the Board of Directors, which helps prioritize issues and direction
  • Invitation to the Annual Meeting, Mid-Year Report to Investors, receptions and networking events
  • Listing on the BNE Web site, Annual Report and Investors Directory distributed to all investors as well as new companies considering Buffalo Niagara
  • Opportunity to participate in forums, focus groups and advisory committees
  • Opportunity to host prospects, media and other interested parties

Partner Level (above $5,000+/year)
Partner Level investors are able to actively participate and often serve on various committees.  Participation includes: 

  • Invitation to the Annual Meeting, Mid-Year Report to Investors and select networking events
  • Listing on the BNE Web site, Annual Report and Investors Directory distributed to all investors as well as new companies considering Buffalo Niagara

For information on how your business can become a member of this alliance, please contact: 
Paul Pfeiffer
Investor & Public Relations Director
(716) 842-1357 ext.118

ppfeiffer@buffaloniagara.org