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- State Eyes E. Side Land for Light Industrial Hub
— State officials Thursday unveiled the latest Buffalo Billion initiative to support economic redevelopment, setting aside $6.7 million to buy and prepare 50 acres of vacant or underused East Side industrial land for a business park focused on manufacturing and energy
- Bak USA LLC to Set Up Shop In Buffalo, Becoming One of the First U.S. Assemblers of Electronic PC Tablets
— Aided by the Start-Up NY Program and the University at Buffalo, the founders of Bak USA LLC will employ the successful business model they developed for Haiti
to assemble mobile electronic devices in the U.S.
- BNE Brings Egyptian Company to Region
— Foreign direct investment opportunities continue to flourish as Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) formally announced its successful attraction of Egyptian company, Petrolift Inc. to Western New York. The company will be hiring 10 people and investing $1.6 million at its new facility in southern Erie County.
- BNE’s Kucharski Named 2014 Economic Developer of the Year by NYSEDC
— Buffalo Niagara Enterprise President & CEO Thomas Kucharski has been named the 2014 Economic Developer of the Year by the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC).
- Statement by Buffalo Niagara Enterprise President & CEO Thomas A. Kucharski Regarding Buffalo Billion Funding
— "I want to applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo and the leadership of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly on the provision of the remaining balance of $680 million in Buffalo Billion funding in the soon to be approved state budget."
- Statement by Buffalo Niagara Enterprise President & CEO Thomas A. Kucharski Regarding STAMP Funding
— “I want to commend Governor Cuomo and the state legislative leadership for their vision in including $33 million in funding for the Genesee County Science Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park in the 2014-2015 state budget."
- Governor Cuomo Announces The Launch Of America's Largest Busines Plan Competition
— BUFFALO, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the largest business competition in the United States. Details for the Buffalo, New York competition, as well as its new brand, 43North (www.43North.org), were revealed at a press conference at One Canalside.
- Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award
— Buffalo Niagara Enterprise received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2012 project in the category of Special Purpose Brochure for communities with populations greater than 500,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC
- World's First Full CRT Recycler Coming To New York
- Three Canadian Companies Expand to Region
— Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), the eight county region’s research, marketing, business and economic development group, formally announced three new Canadian companies they successfully attracted to the Buffalo Niagara region.
- New Steel Coating Company Promotes Expansion to Buffalo Niagara
— Buffalo Niagara Enterprise is announcing the release of their newest business attraction video that focuses on why the Buffalo Niagara region is conducive to advanced manufacturers.
- Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Sharpens its Focus on Canada
— Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), the eight-county region’s research, marketing, business and economic development organization, has hired a Canadian business consultant with a long-standing New York State relationship and track record.
- Canadian Manufacturer Completes Lackawanna Land Purchase
— Welded Tube USA, Inc. Executive Chairman Barry Sonshine announced today that the company has finalized agreements to purchase 45 acres in the Tecumseh Business Park on the former Bethlehem Steel facility in Lackawanna.
- Buffalo OutFront Metalworks LP To Establish Operations In Buffalo
— Empire State Development and Buffalo Niagara Enterprise today announced that Buffalo OutFront Metalworks LP, a Canadian manufacturer of portable garden center structures, products and merchandise display systems for local, regional and national garden centers, will establish operations in Buffalo.
- Food Processing is Focus of Newest BNE Video
— The newest business attraction video being premiered by Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) focuses on why the Buffalo Niagara region is conducive to food processors – especially in the dairy industry. The video highlights why Alpina Foods and Muller Quaker Dairy chose to locate their yogurt manufacturing facilities in the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park located in Batavia, NY.
- Buffalo Urban Development Corporation Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award
- Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Hosts 13th Annual Meeting
- Kucharski Attends White House Recovery Summit
- BNE Brings Canadian Company to Region
— Economic development in the Buffalo Niagara region continues to thrive as Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) formally announced their successful attraction of Canadian company, Fichman Furniture to Buffalo Niagara. The company will be hiring 15 people and investing $3M at their new facility in Holland, NY.
- Alan Rosenhoch is Promoted to Business Development Manager
— Alan Rosenhoch with Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) has been promoted from business development specialist to business development manager.
- Canadian Manufacturer Expands to Buffalo Niagara
— Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) today announced that Welded Tube USA, a subsidiary of Welded Tube of Canada that produces tubular steel for the oil and gas industries, will invest approximately $50 million on the construction of a new facility in the Tecumseh Business Park in the City of Lackawanna.
- Embassy Suites Buffalo Named Among Best-Reviewed Hotels
— Embassy Suites Buffalo today announced that it has been named to the Expedia Insiders’ Select® list for 2012. Embassy Suites Buffalo is the only hotel within the eight counties of Western New York selected for this prestigious list
- Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Publishes Relocation Guide
— People considering relocation to Buffalo Niagara from other states or foreign countries will now have a readily available central resource that answers questions about the region’s myriad of cities, towns and villages and regional assets.
- Two New Canadian Manufacturers Expand to Region
— Spring was a busy season for Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), as the business and economic development group formally announced two new Canadian companies they successfully attracted to the Buffalo Niagara region. Advanced manufacturing firms KMI Pulp Machines Inc. and Intlvac have committed to bring a combined total of 30 new jobs and $1.75 million of investment into the region.
- BUFFALO-BASED FURNITURE MAKER RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION
— Kittinger Furniture Company, Inc. custom
furniture manufacturer based in downtown Buffalo for 146 years, has been selected as the winner
of 2012 BEST: Made in America award.
- Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Attracts Three Canadian Companies to Region
— Buffalo Niagara Enterprise’s (BNE) ongoing marketing efforts north of the border continues to pay dividends as the region’s economic development group has attracted three more Canadian companies to the region in as many months.
- Canadian Electronics Distributor Found a Home in WNY,Explains New BNE Video
— BUFFALO, NY – Electro Sonic, Canada’s largest distributor of industrial electrical and electronics components, is the subject of the newest business attraction video from Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE).
- Governor Cuomo Announces PepsiCo and Theo Muller Choose NYS to Launch Their Join Venture Into Yogurt Business
— Project in Batavia Will Add 186 New Jobs and $206 Million Investment Into Local Economy
Investment Highlights New York State as a Global Leader in Yogurt Production
- Canadian Electronic
- State Designates Cambria Technology Park ‘Shovel Ready’
— CAMBRIA—Top leaders from Western New York were on-hand in Cambria this morning to announce that New York state had designated a new high-tech business park in Cambria “shovel ready”—making the site one of the first in the state to be declared ready for nearly-instant development.
- State To Designate Cambria Technology Park ‘Shovel Ready’
- Data Centers are Focus of Newest BNE Video
— BUFFALO, NY – The newest business attraction video being premiered by Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) focuses on why the Buffalo Niagara region is conducive to data centers. The video features an interview with Paul Bonaro, Facilities Manager for the Yahoo! data center located in Lockport, NY.
- Governor Cuomo's 2012 Executive Budget and Reform Plan Outlines Vision to Continue Building a New New York
— Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today unveiled his 2012-13 Executive Budget and Reform Plan, which expands on the historic reforms enacted last year to continue building a New New York. As a result of the tough decisions and bipartisan cooperation of the past year, the State is able to close the current deficit without broad cuts, new taxes, fees or gimmicks.
- Governor Cuomo Approves UB2020 Application
— Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed the University of Buffalo 2020 challenge grant in Amherst, kick-starting a $375 million plan that will help revitalize Buffalo's economy and create thousands of jobs.
- GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES $785 MILLION IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDING THROUGH REGIONAL COUNCILS
— Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $785 million has been awarded through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, continuing the Governor's efforts to redesign the way state government works in order to drive economic growth and create jobs.
- A Million Reasons Life Science Companies
— Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) will be premiering a business attraction video focusing on the Life Sciences industry. The new video is part of the business development organization’s “A Million Reasons to Expand Your Business to Buffalo Niagara” marketing campaign.
- BNE, Ivoclar Vivadent Announce Expansion in Amherst
— Ivoclar Vivadent Chief Executive Officer Robert Ganley and Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) President & CEO Thomas Kucharski announced today that the company will invest more than $4 million on a major expansion of their North American headquarters on Pineview Drive in the Town of Amherst. A leading international dental company with a comprehensive product portfolio, Ivoclar Vivadent’s expansion of their facility is anticipated to create 33 new jobs while retaining an existing 215 employees.
- BNE, BTRG Announce Successful Expansion
- SOLAR POWER SEALS THE DEAL FOR UNIFRAX AT RIVERVIEW
— TM Montante Development (“TMM”) has signed an agreement
with Unifrax I LLC (“Unifrax”) to locate its worldwide corporate headquarters in the award‐winning
Riverview Solar Technology Park. Unifrax is a leading producer of high‐temperature insulation products
that provide innovative heat management solutions and energy savings to a broad range of industries.
- Peace Bridge Duty Free Applauds LCBO Price Reduction
— Peace Bridge Duty Free is stocked and ready for a flood of cross-border shoppers eager to take advantage of their lower-priced alcohol, thanks to the LCBO’s decision to reduce its markups on liquor sold to Ontario Duty Free shops.
- NYSERDA and Public Service Company Announce New Program
— The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Public Service Commission (PSC) have announced that $150 million is available to fund a broad range of renewable energy generation projects that will reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and help build a clean-energy economy in New York State.
- Business Opportunities in Offshore Wind Event
— Dunkirk, NY— The Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier announced that they will be hosting a business conference, Business Opportunities in Offshore Wind, to support and grow New York State's clean energy economy through development of the offshore wind power industry.
- A Million Reasons
— WNY CEO’s Offer ‘A Million Reasons’ to Do Business in Buffalo Niagara (campaign launch & video)
- BNE Reports Annual Results
— Strong Numbers Contradict Economic Conditions
- Hilton Worldwide’s Brands Awarded Top Rankings by J.D. Power and Associates
- Gov. Cuomo Announces Packaging and Paper Products Company's New Facility in Niagara Falls
- Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Releases Economic Development Guide
- Galvstar Job Fair
- NYSEDC names Al Culliton of the Erie County IDA 2011 Economic Developer of the Year
- EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL EXPANSION COMPLETE AT AVANT
- Visit Buffalo Niagara Unveils 'Buffalo. For Real'
- Chautauqua County Announces Shovel Ready Status for Ripley Site
- Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Attracts Two New Canadian Companies to WNY
— The month of April saw Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) successfully attract two Canadian companies to the region; Fashion Village and Kingswood Millwork. The companies are classified in the logistics & distribution and advanced manufacturing targeted industry clusters, and will bring a total of 16 new jobs and $400,000 of investment into the region.
- Queenston-Lewiston Bridge Improvements Completed
— The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Dr. Kenneth E. Loucks, chair of the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, today celebrated the completion of the central plaza building at the Queenston-Lewiston International Bridge.
- EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL EXPANDING AT AVANT
— Uniland Development Company announced today plans for a 29-room expansion at the Embassy Suites Buffalo designed to accommodate more meetings and events
- Executive AirShare Expands Fractional Program to Eastern U.S.
— KANSAS CITY, Mo. and BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 14, 2010 --- Executive AirShare today announced the company is expanding its regional fractional aircraft ownership program to serve the Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic region by establishing operations at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF). Executive Flight Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Executive AirShare providing aircraft management and charter services, will also establish operations for the Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic region at Buffalo
- EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING TO BUILD OUT INNOVATION CENTER ON BUFFALO NIAGARA MEDICAL CAMPUS
— Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) was awarded a $4 million Upstate Regional Blueprint Fund grant to support growing life sciences and biotechnology companies, as well as encourage entrepreneurism in Western New York. This funding will help start-up companies build out research and development space housed in BNMC’s Innovation Center, which is part of the 120-acre world-class medical campus located in downtown Buffalo. The State’s partn
- BNE Welcomes Executive AirShare
— Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, joined by local officials and representatives from the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, today officially welcomed Kansas City, Mo.-based Executive AirShare to its new home at Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony staged in front of an Embraer Phenom 100 , a King Air 350 and vintage aircraft.
- NEW ERA CAP SCORES LICENSE TO BE THE OFFICIAL CAP FOR THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
— October 14, 2010 (Buffalo, NY) - New Era Cap Co, Inc., a global lifestyle headwear and apparel brand, is proud to announce it will be the official on-field cap for the National Football League (NFL). The five-year deal, approved by the league and its owners, adds to New Era’s current licensing relationship with Major League Baseball, where they have been the official on-field cap since 1994.
- BNE Presents Annual Numbers, Strategic Plan
— Buffalo, NY – Emphasizing the need to be smart, fast and well resourced, the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise today released their 2010-2011 Strategic Plan and 2009-2010 Annual Report via electronic distribution of an interactive PDF document to investors and economic development partners. The new format for reporting results was designed to enhance the documents effectiveness as a marketing and public relations tool while also saving monies that can now be channeled into research, marketing and busi
- Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, NYSCAR, Launch New Listing System
— (Buffalo, NY, August 16, 2010) Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), the region’s eight county marketing, business and economic development organization, and the WNY Chapter of the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors (NYSCAR), today announced their partnership with GIS Planning (*) which has resulted in the launch of a new commercial listing system for the Buffalo Niagara region. Having been only previously used by state level groups, the new website and its cutting edge ca
- Lawley Rises 12 Slots on Key National List
— BUFFALO, NY July 26 2010 – Lawley Insurance, a top ranked full-service insurance
broker in Buffalo, jumped 12 positions to No. 57 in the annual national listing in Business
Insurance magazine, the insurance industry’s leading periodical.
- Honeywell Secures $27.3 Million Grant From U.S. Department Of Energy To Produce Critical Battery Material
— MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., May 24, 2010 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy for a $27.3 million grant to produce a critical component of lithium-ion batteries used in hybrid and electric vehicles.
- GREATER ROCHESTER ENTERPRISE, BUFFALO NIAGARA ENTERPRISE, AND
— ROCHESTER, N.Y. – (May 20 , 2010) — A formal partnership between Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE), Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), and Niagara Economic Development Corporation (NEDC) Canada was announced today. The three organizations have partnered to capitalize on the rapidly growing wind energy industry, which is expected to generate $60.8 billion in revenue by 2016. With the bi-national Rochester, Buffalo, and Niagara regions emerging as a top location for wind farm development, the part
- NYPA CEO ANNOUNCES STRONG RESPONSE TO SOLAR POWER REQUEST
— New York Power Authority (NYPA) President Richard M. Kessel today announced that NYPA received 43 proposals on Earth Day, April 22, for development of up to 100 megawatts (mw) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, for a fivefold increase of the current amount of installed PV generation in New York State. The bids were in response to a Request for Proposals (RFP) that NYPA issued in January for distributed solar generation systems whose output will be the equivalent of the electricity that would b
- GET LISTED!
— LEWISTON—New York Power Authority (NYPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel announced today a business to business conference, Get Listed!, to support and grow New York State's clean energy economy through development of the wind power industry. Get Listed! will be held on Feb. 24 from 1 to 3pm at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Tomorrow.
- Leading Canadian Electronics Company Expands to Buffalo Niagara
(Toronto, Canada; Buffalo, New York) Canada-based electronics and electrical components distributor, Electro Sonic of America LLC, today announced a major $20 million expansion that includes a new and highly automated electronic distribution center in the Buffalo Niagara region.
- BNE Unveils Findings from Green Industry Study
— Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), the region’s eight county marketing, business and economic development organization, today presented the findings of a study they commissioned entitled “Buffalo Niagara – Where Industry Creates Energy
- National Grid Awards $300,000 To Niagara County
— Jan. 13, 2010 – National Grid will partner with the Niagara County Center for Economic Development in bringing two large parcels to shovel ready status for marketing to targeted industries. The company is providing $300,000 from its Strategic Economic Development Outreach program, with amounts to be matched by the Towns of Cambria and Pendleton for water and sewer infrastructure enhancements.
- BNE 2008-2009 Annual Report
— Buffalo, NY – Strong numbers associated with a primary focus on attraction efforts, the most significant level of project activity and company interest since their inception, and one of the most globally recognized brands all took center stage at Buffalo Niagara Enterprise’s (BNE) 2008 -2009 annual meeting today. The event was hosted at the recently opened Avant building, owned and operated by BNE investor Uniland Development Company. It also marked the organization’s tenth year of marketing t
- Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Welcomes GEICO A Second Time
— Five years after their first major investment in the Buffalo Niagara region, GEICO officials were back in town to announce the expansion of operations at their facility in the CrossPointe Business Park in the Town of Amherst. GEICO will invest $2.4 million in their Amherst location which will now be home to GEICO Insurance Agency, a new subsidiary of the parent company. An estimated 300 jobs will be created over the next three years.
- Merchants Insurance Group Generates “Green Energy”
— BUFFALO, NY, August 6, 2009 – In an effort to be more environmentally responsible and improve energy efficiency at its corporate office, Merchants Insurance Group will soon unveil a roof-top solar energy system, the first of its kind in Downtown Buffalo.