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Tom Kucharski makes City & State NY’s 2022 Economic Development Power 100 list

Thomas Kucharski has led a series of transformative initiatives since joining Invest Buffalo Niagara well over two decades ago, including building a research department with cutting-edge mapping capabilities through the Buffalo Niagara Commercial Listing System. At the helm of the economic development organization, which represents Western New York’s eight counties, Kucharski has garnered $4.4 billion […]

December 01, 2022

But for the Blizzards, a Climate Utopia?

Should we consider Buffalo to be a climate haven as certain parts of the country become uninhabitable? “There is no place that will avoid the negative impacts of climate change,” says Ryan McPherson, University at Buffalo’s chief sustainability officer. “But the types of threats that we experience here, I’ll take those over tornadoes, supersaturated climate-induced […]

November 30, 2022

Buffalo Museum to Reopen in May

The former Albright-Knox Art Gallery, now named the Buffalo AKG Art Museum, will reopen to the public on May 25, 2023, with a vastly renovated and expanded campus designed by the OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu. A $20 million commitment from New York State, announced Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, completes the Buffalo museum’s $230 million […]

November 22, 2022

Edwards Vacuum plans to bring $319 million plant, 600 jobs to Genesee County

“Kucharski called Edwards’ announcement a vote of confidence in the region, not only in the STAMP site but also its resources like the region’s colleges, its workforce, the availability of low-cost power and an ample water supply.”

November 04, 2022

Major Semiconductor Supply Chain Manufacturer Edwards Vacuum to Build $319 Million Facility in Genesee County

“This major investment from Edwards Vacuum builds on our momentum to secure New York as a leader in semiconductor manufacturing,” Governor Hochul said. “On the heels of Micron’s $100 billion commitment to Central New York, as well as New York’s Green CHIPS legislation and the federal CHIPS and Science Act, we are better positioned than ever to make New […]

November 02, 2022

Buffalo is Showing its True Colors

“It’s refreshing to be at a meeting like that and have everybody know about the positive things going on in our region,” says Tom Kucharski, longtime president and CEO of Invest Buffalo Niagara, a privately funded alliance of eight counties of Western New York.

October 28, 2022

These WNY manufacturers recently completed expansions

“Several local manufacturing companies recently have completed expansion projects, and more are on the way as steady growth and a need for space became the “new normal” last year.”

October 12, 2022

Governor Hochul Announces Electrovaya to Establish Lithium-Ion Gigafactory in Chautauqua County

“New York State continues to play a leading role in the research and development of advanced, cutting-edge, and innovative energy technologies,” Governor Hochul said.“Thanks to state resources, Electrovaya is bringing up to 250 jobs to Chautauqua County and deepening New York’s involvement in the growing clean energy sector. The race is on to capture the high-paying jobs that come with […]

October 03, 2022

Bills fans, far and wide, revved up for home opener

Jenna Kavanaugh, chief operating officer for Invest Buffalo Niagara, said she wanted to not only celebrate the momentum of the Bills, but have the team help tell the story of the resurgence of the community and all the opportunities in the region. “We knew that there’s a great passion for Buffalo and for these Bills,” […]

September 19, 2022

After first 40 hires, Rural Sourcing continues search for tech talent in Buffalo

Rural Sourcing has already built a 40-person team since establishing a “Buffalo Development Center” last year. The plan is to grow even faster.

August 16, 2022