Dan Leonard, AICP

Senior Director, Economic Development


 Senior Director, Economic Development | 


 716-541-1716 | 


 BS, Canisius College; MUP, University at Buffalo

Role: I am the Senior Director of Economic Development, accountable for Partnership’s content-driven work in our target industries, oversight of our professional member Councils and direct management of our Development Advisory, as well as our Logistics & Transportation Councils.

Which of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s values resonates most with you?   The value that resonates most with me is courage. Innovation, creativity and boldness drive growth.  The Partnership provides our membership and my colleagues the unique platform to collaborate, advocate and blaze new trails for a revitalized and sustainable Buffalo Niagara region.

Recent Posts

City of Buffalo Releases Affordable Housing Report

This week, the City of Buffalo released its highly anticipated Housing Opportunities Strategy.  This project, initiated in early 2016 by nationally-renown urban revitalization consultants, czb LLC, is a comprehensive review…

Grant Opportunities at Empire State Development

Empire State Development Corporation has been a partner and leader in the revitalization of the Buffalo Niagara region.  New York State’s economic development arm has been a central pivot for…