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 inquires 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 services 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
  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership  Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, President & CEO
  • City of Buffalo  Byron W. Brown, Mayor
  • City of Niagara Falls  Paul Dyster, Mayor
  • Delaware North Companies  Kevin Kelly, Vice President of Shared Services
  • Dunn Tire LLC  Randall L. Clark, President & CEO
  • Erie County Industrial Development Agency  Steve Weathers, President & CEO
  • First Niagara Financial Group  Joseph Saffire, EVP of Commerical Financial Services
  • Health Now NY Inc. d/b/a Blue Cross Blue Shield at WNY  David W. Anderson, President & CEO
  • HSBC Bank  Kevin Quinn, Sr. VP Mngr. Regional Commercial Executive
  • Independent Health  Nora McGuire, Senior Vice President, CMO
  • Key Bank, N.A.  Gary Quenneville, President
  • Merchant Insurance  Robert M. Zak, President & CEO
  • Moog Inc.  John Scannell, President & CEO
  • M&T Bank Corporation  jeffery A. Wellington, President of Buffalo Division
  • National Fuel Gas Company  Ronald J. Tanski, President & CEO
  • National Grid  Dennis Elsenback, Vice President Frontier Region
  • NYSEG Corporation  Joseph M. Rizzo, Regional Manager Economic Development
  • Phillips Lytle LLP  Douglas W. Dimitroff, Partner
  • 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