Assemblyman John Ceretto is initiating talks to seek support for two new economic development initiatives to boost the Niagara Falls tourist economy. First, Ceretto is exploring the possibility of building the new Buffalo Bills stadium in Niagara Falls. A recent report about the stadium task force named Niagara Falls as a possible site. In addition, he is looking to bring Nik Wallenda back to the area.
"Bringing the Bills to Niagara Falls would be a major victory for our community. It would give our local tourism economy a big shot in the arm and create jobs for Western New York families," Ceretto said. "With the real threat that the Bills could leave, I am willing to work with potential suitors to make sure they stay here. Everyone involved wants to see the Bills stay in Western New York, and I think a partnership between the Bills and Niagara Falls would be a mutually beneficial relationship that should be discussed."
Ceretto also wants to bring Wallenda back to Niagara Falls. Wallenda is currently performing in nearby Darien Lake in Genesee County. To return to Niagara Falls, he would need a place to perform. Ceretto suggests using investments from the "Buffalo Billion" or the $40 million Niagara Falls economic development competition to fund such a project.