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Leveraging this Bi-National Logistics Hub

Ever since the Erie Canal opened in 1825, ours has been home to successful commerce connections throughout the U.S., Canada, and the rest of the world. Today, this access continues to set the Buffalo Niagara region apart. Our best assets for logistics companies include:

  • Internationally significant regional community and marketplace extending over 3,700 square miles (5,954 km)
  • Positioned within 500 miles (800 km) of 40% of the continental North American population
  • Seven international ports of entry
  • Four Class I railroads including two intermodal container ramps
  • Multimodal, same-day connections to the Port of New York/New Jersey
  • 110 daily flights and 5 millon passengers annually from Buffalo Niagara International Airport
  • Three certified Foreign Trade Zones (two of the largest FTZ’s in North America) and strong industrial real estate market
  • Lake freighter and barge service on Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the Niagara River

Industry Overview
2,120 facilities | 38,823 jobs
31 majors | 3,673 graduates


Business Advantages

  • Buffalo Niagara is the second busiest of all 328 inland ports in the United States based on total transactions.
  • Buffalo Niagara facilitates 15% of all trade between the U.S. and Canada
  • A 9.3 million population living in the “Golden Horseshoe” area, covering Buffalo Niagara, Hamilton, Rochester, St. Catharines, and Toronto
  • Buffalo Niagara has over 40 licensed customs brokers, the most of any one region. There are only 800 brokers in the United States, with many not currently active
  • The region offers access to major highways, a Great Lakes water port, four Class 1 Rail Lines (CSX, CN, CP, NS), six international bridge crossings, and two (2) international airports
  • Home to two Foreign Trade Zones (No. 23 & No. 34)