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Bryon Price

Bryon L. Price Sr.

Business Development Manager

Olivia Hill

Business Development Manager

Kim Grant

Kim Grant

VP Business Development

Thomas Kucharski

President & CEO

Canadian Business Expansion

Canadian businesses preparing to expand internationally have several compelling reasons to choose the United States and rank the Buffalo Niagara region high on their list of prospects. Among them is a market that is approximately ten times the size of Canadas, seven international ports of entry, certified Foreign Trade Zones, close proximity to 40% of the binational population, and an English-speaking labor force without a strong regional accent.

Made in U.S.A. label
40% of the bi-national population within 500 miles (800 km)
Low-cost green & reliable power sources with state-allocated hydropower

Well Make Your Canadian Business Expansion a Success

Invest Buffalo Niagara offers complimentary business expansion project management. We have helped more than 100 Canadian businesses expand into the U.S., creating more than 2,000 jobs and more than $600 million in investment. Each time, we lean on our extensive network of experts in their respective fields across our region. 

Why Canadian Businesses Expand to Buffalo Niagara

Strategic location. With seven international points of entry and easy access to markets throughout America, Canada, and Mexico we make it easy for you to get your product into the hands of buyers.

The similarities shared between the U.S. and Canada in terms of business practices, highly developed infrastructure, and an English-speaking labor force make the decision to look directly south of the border clear.

Were cross-border experts. We know how to help Canadian businesses navigate the expansion process. We also work with a team of partners that can assist with legal issues like immigration and obtaining Visas and NEXUS cards, using the Made in the USA” label, incorporation, and importing goods; accounting and tax issues like compliance and incentives; banking issues like managing cross-border accounts and transactions; and human resources issues like hiring, termination, and payroll.

Were a binational gateway for commerce. Buffalo Niagara facilitates $83 billion in annual trade between the U.S. and Canada—a full 15% of all trade between the two countries. Buffalo Niagara is located in the Golden Horseshoe, which encompasses 9.3 million people.

Sources: US Census Bureau and Statistics Canada (population), US Department of Transportation (trade and freight data)


Consider Buffalo Niagara for Your Canadian Business Expansion

Get all the information you need to help expand your business to the U.S. with all 3 editions of our Canadian guide to business expansion. These helpful tools provide in-depth expert analysis on incorporation, immigration, tax and accounting, human resources, and more.

"We came to our first meeting where Invest Buffalo Niagara hosted several companies and we wrote notes for an entire day. It’s been a pretty smooth ride so far and I attribute a lot of that to Invest Buffalo Niagara.” - Shannon Dingle, President, GVA Lighting USA, Inc.