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Programs & Initiatives

The BNP focuses on economic growth and expansion of existing businesses with programs and initiatives aimed at increasing private-sector jobs and investments in the Buffalo Niagara region. With the help of many strategic partners, we work toward these regional goals and help companies like yours access a wide range of resources to help you grow.

Key Partners in WNY Economic Development

Invest Buffalo Niagara Attracting new employers to the Buffalo Niagara region through outreach to growing companies around the world.

Buffalo Urban Development Corporation

Buffalo Employment Training Center

Buffalo Employment Training Center

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Buffalo State College

– Small Business Development Center

City of Buffalo

City of Niagara Falls

Erie County Foreign Trade Zone

Erie County Industrial

Development Agency (ECIDA)

ECC Workforce Development

ECIDA International Division

Empire State Economic

Development Corporation

Empire State Development

International Division

Empire State Development Division

for Small Business

Enabling Ideas


National Fuel Gas

National Grid

NYS Division of Minority and

Women-Owned Business Development

NYS Center for Engineering Design

and Industrial Innovation

NYS Department of Labor



Niagara County Center for

Economic Development

Niagara County Foreign Trade Zone

NCC Workforce and

Community Development

Niagara Falls International Airport

Port of Buffalo

ReCharge New York

ReCharge New York

Start-Up New York

U.S. Small Business Administration

UB Business Engagement and Outreach

Women's Business Center at Canisius College

World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara

Not-for-profit development agency, reclaiming distressed land and buildings for future development.

Employment training and workforce development services for employers and residents.

Assistance for planning international sales strategies to succeed in today’s global marketplace.

Region's largest air passenger and freight facility, operating an average of 110 flights per day.

Management and technical assistance to start-up and existing small businesses.


Official site

Official site

Administered by the ECIDA.

Public benefit corporation to promote and assist private sector industrial/ business development.


Erie Community College professional development training.

ECIDA offers various international programs and services.

New York State's lead economic development agency


International division of lead economic development agency in NYS.


Business counseling and training for start-up and existing small businesses in NYS.


A North American Management Consultancy and a Community of best-in-class specialty providers. Getting you there from here, they interface strategy and implementation.

Natural gas utility with programs for businesses.

Electrical utility with programs for businesses.

Promoting economic opportunities for Minority and Women's Business Enterprises in NYS.


Developing next-generation design, manufacturing, product, and process development tools.


Job training and other services for business

Electric and gas utility with programs for businesses.

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Comprehensive business services and planning assistance to Niagara County businesses and communities.

Administered by Niagara County CED.

Niagara Community College professional development training and education.


Foreign trade zone (FTZ) status and connections to international, multi-modal transportation networks.

Port ranks 28th among all U.S. seaports and seventh of the Great Lakes ports.

NY statewide, economic development plan to distributes low-cost power to eligible business and non-profit organizations.

NY statewide, economic development plan to distributes low-cost power to eligible business and non-profit organizations.

NYS initiative to create tax-free communities for new and expanding businesses on SUNY campuses and other university communities.

Buffalo district office of national administration offering support to small businesses and small-business owners.

Training programs, facilities and research that can assist businesses in expanding or improving operations.

Comprehensive resource for business and professional women.


Not-for-profit, international business development organization offering consulting, research and other services for international trade.