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Who We Are

Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE) is a nonprofit, private business development and regional marketing organization dedicated to the proposition that, as a place where life works, the Buffalo Niagara region is the ideal place for businesses to locate, grow, and start up.


We’re made up of a team of local investors, a board of directors, economic development partners, and professional staff who are passionate about what life in Buffalo Niagara has to offer our people and our businesses.

Our passion is shown in our results. Since we launched in 1999, by members of the local business community, we’ve attracted more than $3.4 billion in capital investment and created or retained over 40,000 jobs in our region.

Our mission, pure and simple: attract business investment to Buffalo Niagara. To help get this job done, BNE has become the driving force in marketing the Buffalo Niagara region by establishing our community as a world-recognized place to expand and attract capital investment and quality jobs.

We see ourselves as a world-class organization that proactively represents Buffalo Niagara to the influencers and decision makers who determine location and investment.

BNE is located in downtown Buffalo, New York, the largest city – and the heart – of the eight counties in Western New York that comprise the Buffalo Niagara region.