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, Invest Buffalo Niagara
Chairman  Arthur (Art) Wingerter, Univera Healthcare
Vice Chairman  Douglas W. Dimitroff, Phillips Lytle LLP
Secretary  Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, Buffalo Niagara Partnership
Treasurer Robert Zak, Merchants Insurance
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AAA Western and Central New York, Anthony Spada, Jr. Independent Health, Nora McGuire
Allegany County Industrial Development Agency, Craig Clark Key Bank, N.A., Michael O'Brien
Architectural Resources, John Doster Lockport Industrial Devlopment Agency, Marc Smith
Astronics CorporationDavid Burney Martin Group, Matt Davison
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, James Dunlop, Jr. National Grid. Kenneth Kujawa
Chautauqua County, Kevin Sanvidge NYSEG Corporation, Joseph M. Rizzo
City of Buffalo, Mayor Byron W. Brown Orleans County Economic Development Ageny, James Whipple
City of Niagara Falls, Mayor Paul Dyster Otis Eastern Service LLC, Charles Joyce
Delaware North Companies, James Obletz Performance Management Partners, Inc, Sharon D. Randaccio
Dunn Tire LLC, Randall L. Clark Phillips Lytle LLP, Douglas W. Dimitroff
Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Steve Weathers Sonwil Distribution, Peter Wilson
Ernst & Young, Eugene Gramza Superior Group, Christopher Beckage
Frey Electric Construction Co, Kent Frey TM Montante Development, Christian Campos
Genesee County Economic Development Center, Steven G. Hyde Tops Friendly MarketsFrank Curci
Hamister Group, LLC, Daniel Hamister Uniland Development Company, Carl Montante, Jr.
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP,  John Horn Univera Healthcare, Arthur Wingerter
HealthNow d/b/a  Blue Cross Blue Shield, David W. Anderson Walsh Duffield, Edward F. Walsh, Jr.
HSBC Bank,  Kevin Quinn West Herr Auto Group, Scott Bieler
Imagine Staffing Technology, Brian Manley WNY NYSCAR, William Heussler
APPOINTED DIRECTORS
Empire State Development Corporation, Michael Ball
State University of New York at Buffalo, Christina Orsi