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Niagara USA Business Familiarization Tour to showcase economic development opportunities in Niagara County

by jmaloni
Thu, Sep 1st 2011 11:45 am

Free tour seeks decision makers from Western New York and Southern Ontario

Niagara County Economic Development Alliance, in conjunction with the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency and the Niagara County Center for Economic Development, will host the third annual Niagara USA Business Familiarization Tour, designed to increase awareness among Western New York and Southern Ontario economic development site and business decision makers regarding the vast opportunities for business development in Niagara County. The tour will take place on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 3 until 5 p.m.

"Our tour is intended to offer U.S. and Canadian businesses and professional decision makers an opportunity to tour the best of what Niagara County has to offer, while learning more about the area and the various development tools afforded to companies looking to develop here" said David Kinyon of the Town of Lockport Industrial Development Agency.

The two-hour free bus tour will feature presenters from the various economic development agencies in Niagara County discussing the business benefits and economic development opportunities throughout the region and showcasing examples of recent successful developments. The Niagara USA Business Familiarization Tour will make various stops to provide attendees the opportunity to tour some Niagara County business sites, including the Remington Lofts, a mixed use development in North Tonawanda, Ashland Advanced Materials in Niagara Falls, the Niagara Culinary Institute reuse development project and the Giacomo boutique hotel and lofts in downtown Niagara Falls.

The tour is designed for Western New York and Southern Ontario economic development site principals in order to educate them on the business benefits, incentives and resources in Niagara County, while providing them with reasons and examples why they should consider Niagara County sites for future business locations and investment. Attendees will be provided round-trip coach bus transportation from Remington Lofts, which will entail a narrated tour at each of the scheduled stops along the strategically planned route. In addition, presentations will made by Tony Kissling, president, The Kissling Interests; Carl Paladino, president, Ellicott Development; and Doug Taylor, president, Taylor Devices. They will discuss their recent business success stories, while highlighting benefits of developing and doing business in Niagara County. The tour will conclude with a complimentary reception at Remington Lofts.

The Niagara USA Business Familiarization Tour is open to all interested commercial developers, real estate agents, attorneys, accountants, site selectors and other business leaders who are interested in Niagara County and leaning more about the economic development opportunities therein. To obtain more information about the Niagara Business Familiarization Tour, or to reserve a seat on the tour, email [email protected] or call 716-439-9535.

The NCEDA is the organizing the Niagara Business Familiarization Tour. The NCEDA is a federation of all of the agencies and corporations having the growth of the business sector in Niagara County as a key element of their missions. The NCIDA is a not-for-profit public benefit corporation established in 1972 by the Niagara County Legislature. Under the provisions of the New York Industrial Development Agency Act, the NCIDA is empowered to actively attract and develop economically sound commerce and industry, thereby fostering job opportunities, general prosperity and economic welfare for all residents of Niagara County. The NCIDA utilizes a variety of financing, tax incentive, and job training programs to induce economic growth. Many of these programs can be employed individually to meet a specific need or assembled to form a comprehensive development package.

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