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Our Great Lakes waterfront – Lake Ontario and Lake Erie – make us a shipping and logistics hub. Buffalo Niagara provides a market that no other city in the U.S. or Canada can match. We're home to seven international ports of entry (four auto/truck, two rail, one water), facilitating $81 billion in annual trade between Canada and the U.S. That's nearly 15 percent of the total trade conducted between the world's two largest trading partners. We’re within one day’s travel reach of 41 percent of U.S. population (including eight million consumers in New York City; 59 percent of the Canadian population, including five and one half million consumers in the Greater Toronto Area; and over 65 percent of Canadian manufacturing firms.) We also have access to 5 interstates including the I-90, the longest interstate in the country, which runs between Boston and Seattle.