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Brady steps down as IDA chairman

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Thu, Sep 12th 2019 07:00 pm

Steve Brady, chairman of Niagara County’s Industrial Development Agency, has provided formal notice to county leadership that he will step away from his role effective today.

Brady has served as chairman since 2016 and, under his leadership, the IDA supported numerous projects that generated $494 million of private capital investment throughout Niagara County. One of the most notable being a $54 million investment toward hotel development in the tourist district of downtown Niagara Falls, which has fostered significant growth in one of Niagara’s key industry sectors.

“Chairman Brady’s experience and leadership will truly be a loss. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors,” IDA Executive Director Susan Langdon said.

“Steve will be difficult to replace. We appreciated his tenacity toward all projects, big and small, as well as his ability to look at each project objectively and understand that each project could bring different value to a community,” added Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres, R-North Tonawanda. “Because of his efforts, we now expect more than 100 new apartments on the river, and residents have been given back the waterfront.”

“It was our pleasure to have Steve serve in the role of chairman. His guidance and influence systematically transformed the Wurlitzer Complex. Thanks to Steve and the IDA board, that entire corridor has breathed new life into North Tonawanda,” said Legislator Randy Bradt, R-North Tonawanda. “We can’t thank him enough for the work he’s done, and we wish him the best.”

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