VP Business Development
Business Development Manager
President & CEO
Logistics and Distribution
Buffalo Niagara is a fully operational, integrated center for transshipment, storage, collection, and distribution of goods. We’ve been a logistics and distribution powerhouse since the 1800s, when the Erie Canal opened. Today, it’s our expertise in those areas—along with our strategic location, intermodal infrastructure, easy access to interstate railroads, seven international ports of entry, and a robust network of trucking and freight forwarders—that continues to set us apart.
Why Logistics and Distribution Companies Find Buffalo Niagara an Ideal Location
Thriving in Buffalo Niagara are logistics and distribution companies like:
Logistics and distribution companies from across the country choose Buffalo Niagara because of its unique regional advantages. With rich assets and a strong advanced manufacturing base, Buffalo Niagara’s technologically advanced infrastructure and extensive capacity make the region well-equipped to meet the demands of today’s marketplace.
A strategic location that boasts seven international points of entry over road, rail, and water. Buffalo Niagara makes it easier than ever for you to get product into the hands of buyers thanks to extensive multi-modal transportation networks.
Three certified Foreign Trade Zones, including two of the largest and most active in North America.
Soft infrastructure assets related to international trade facilitation, including more than 40 licensed customs brokers—the most of any one region. In addition to our region’s customs brokerage expertise, we’re rich in 3PL warehousing services, CanAm and international legal and financial assistance, logistics and distribution workforce development programs, and other education and training opportunities.
We’re a binational gateway for commerce that 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. What’s more, a full 40% of the binational American-Canadian population—or 140 million people—is within 500 miles (800km) of Buffalo Niagara.
Sources: US Census Bureau and Statistics Canada (population), Lightcast (establishments and employment), US Department of Transportation (trade and freight data)
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