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
Chair Robert M. Zak, Merchants Insurance
Vice Chair Douglas W. Dimitroff, Phillips Lytle LLP
Secretary Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, Buffalo Niagara Partnership
Treasurer Michael O'Brien, Key Bank, N.A.  
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
AAA Western and Central New York, Anthony Spada, Jr. Independent Health, Nora McGuire
Aleron, Christopher Beckage Kaleida Health, Christopher Lane
Allegany County Industrial Development Agency, Craig Clark Key Bank, N.A., Michael O'Brien
Amherst Industrial Development Agency, David Mingoia Lockport Industrial Devlopment Agency, Marc Smith
Architectural Resources, Peter Murad Martin Group, Matt Davison
Astronics CorporationDavid Burney Merchant Insurance, Robert M. Zak
Bak USA, J.P. Bak Moog Inc., John Scannell
Berardi Immigration Law, Rosanna Berardi M&T Bank Corporation, Jeffery A. Wellington
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, David W. Anderson National Fuel Gas Company, Ronald J. Tanski
Buffalo Bills, Inc., Bruce Popko National Grid, Kenneth Kujawa
Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen Northwest Bank, Jennifer Gibson
Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, Peter M. Cammarata NYSEG Corporation, Joseph M. Rizzo
Catholic Health System, James Dunlop, Jr. Orleans County Economic Development Ageny, James Whipple
Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency, Corey Wiktor  Otis Eastern Service LLC, Charles Joyce
Chautauqua County, Mark Giese Performance Management Partners, Inc, Sharon D. Randaccio
City of Buffalo, Mayor Byron W. Brown Phillips Lytle LLP, Douglas W. Dimitroff
Delaware North Companies, James Obletz Sonwil Distribution, Peter Wilson
Dunn Tire LLC, Randall L. Clark TM Montante Development, Christian Campos
Erie County Industrial Development Agency, Steve Weathers Tops Friendly MarketsFrank Curci
Ernst & Young, Eugene Gramza Uniland Development Company, Carl Montante, Jr.
Frey Electric Construction Co, Kent Frey Univera Healthcare, Arthur Wingerter
Genesee County Economic Development Center, Steven G. Hyde Walsh Duffield, Edward F. Walsh, Jr.
Hamister Group, LLC, Daniel Hamister West Herr Auto Group, Scott Bieler
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, Phil Delmont WNY NYSCAR, Eric Lester
HSBC Bank, Kevin Quinn Wyoming County IDA, James Pierce
Imagine Staffing Technology, Brian Manley  
APPOINTED DIRECTORS
Empire State Development Corporation
State University of New York at Buffalo, Christina Orsi