We help businesses grow in Erie County.
We help businesses grow in Erie County. The Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) is not a government agency.
We are not part of the Erie County government body; we are a public benefit corporation created in 1970 by act of the New York State Legislature to assist private sector industrial, business and community development, creating job opportunities and economic well-being for the people of Erie County. The ECIDA is self-funded; our operating budget comes from fees, not from any taxpayer revenue source
. Our tax incentives are not grants or cash given to businesses, but rather temporary "discounts" or exemptions from certain taxes if the business meets certain criteria, such as developing a building or purchasing equipment for a factory, or creating a certain number of jobs. If the business does not meet the criteria as promised, the tax incentives can be rescinded in a "claw back" provision, and the business may be required to pay back the discounted or exempted amounts.
We help businesses grow in Erie County.
PUBLIC MEETING ANNOUNCMENT for residents and businesses of Lackawanna!
The ECIDA's land development arm, the Industrial Land Development Corporation, will present an informational public meeting Thursday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m., at St. Anthony's Church, 306 Ingham Ave., Lackawanna, NY.
Your input is welcome regarding the possibility of a "passive park" recreation area on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie, on the former Bethlehem Steel site. The site, now known as Renaissance Commerce Park, is now home to several light-manufacturing businesses--find out what the public-use possibilities are for the "passive park" designated parcel.
For more information about the meeting please visit www.ecidany.com/rcp
We help businesses grow in Erie County.
Renaissance Commerce Park is open for business!
TMP Technologies, Uniland Development, Sucro Sourcing, Welded Tube and more to come as the revival continues...
From acquiring land to constructing roads, Erie County and our partners have worked to transform the former Bethlehem Steel site along Rt. 5 into the Renaiss...
Minority and Women-owned businesses: register for Empire State Development 's FREE Expo Thursday, July 13!
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The NYS Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development Invites you to the 2023 MWBE Regional Opportunities Expo Series!
Another shining example of the renewal happening where the Bethlehem Steel plant once stood...
Congratulations to ECIDA client Sucro Sourcing on their incredible adaptive reuse project!
Visit www.ecidany.com/rcp for more information on the Renaissance Commerce Park, on the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna.
Florida-based Sucro has poured $35 million into renovating three buildings at the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna. The new project scaled things up and took fuller advantage of what the the location had to offer.
What a magnificent day to celebrate new beginnings in Lackawanna! The ECIDA is proud and honored to be a part of the coalition that transformed the former Bethlehem Steel site into a thriving light-medium manufacturing campus....and now there is a landmark sign to point the way to Renaissance Commerce Park!
New York's industrial development agencies were very busy in 2021, especially those in Western New York. But it wasn't all about tax breaks.
Empire State Development ’s Office of Strategic Workforce Development, in partnership with NYS Department of Labor and The Business Council, have launched the Business Workforce Survey 2023
In 2021 and 2022, The Business Council teamed up with the New York State Department of Labor and Empire State Development to survey thousands of businesses on the challenges and needs in a world deeply changed by COVID. These results continue to shape workforce development practices and policy from the P-12 system to higher education and among training providers across New York State.
This year, we are again partnering to gather real-time feedback on the state of the workforce and the needs of businesses in 2023.
FYI – 2021 results are here; 2022 results are here.
NOTE: Collective results from this survey will be used by the State to address needs. Individual responses will be kept confidential.
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Exciting news in Lackawanna!
Another milestone at Renaissance Commerce Park! President and CEO John Cappellino joined County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Uniland CEO Michael Montante, ESD Regional Director Karen Utz, and City of Lackawanna Mayor Annette Iafallo to cut the ribbon on Uniland's new warehouse distribution facility. The new building is now home to Quality Assurance International Associates, and soon-to-be home of Canadian company Max Advanced Brakes.
Stay tuned, much more to come in 2023 at RCP...!
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Small Businesses: Disaster Recovery loans are available from Pursuit Lending.
Find the latest information on new COVID small business loans and relief programs, as well as business resources to keep moving forward.
Is your business located in East Buffalo?
You may qualify for a special small business grant through the Local Initiatives Support Coalition:
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Meet "Steelworkers Way!"
Another milestone at , where once stood in Lackawanna, NY
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L-R Lackawanna resident and former steelworker Charlie Poloncarz, father of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz; Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz; Lackawanna Mayor Annette Iafallo; ESD Regional Director Karen Utz; ECIDA/ILDC President & CEO John Cappellino
Check out ECIDA President and CEO John Cappellino, with WBEN's Brian Mazurowski! How well do you know your IDA?
There will be a Public Information ZOOM Session Wed Jan 18 at 5:30 p.m. regarding the Proposed park development area on former Bethlehem Steel site
Several acres bordering Lake Erie on former Bethlehem Steel are being considered for the development of a public access “Passive Park” area.
Join the public information session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 on ZOOM to learn about the proposal, including site conditions and constraints, proposed project scope and what limited recreational options the passive park may provide due to environmental and other factors. A brief Q & A period regarding the site will be available immediately after the presentation. Questions will be submitted online to a moderator and shared with the presenters.
To attend the ZOOM presentation, please join via this link at the meeting start time.
Meeting ID: 880 4561 3713
Erie County business owners: if your business suffered damage related to the Christmas Blizzard please visit this link provided by Erie County to submit a report:
If you would like to apply and be contacted by email when the new application is available, please email [email protected] with your name, organization, and position.
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ECIDA President and CEO John Cappellino spoke to the Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance membership on Tuesday, November 15 at the Buffalo Launch Club
The topic was an overview of the many financial products available to manufacturers looking to finance a capital expansion.
For more information, visit www.ecidany.com or call 716-856-6525 to speak with an experienced member of our Business Development team.
Congratulations to ECIDA client Viridi Parente!
The Buffalo News
We’d say Edwards Vacuum and Viridi Parente are equally exciting projects, for different but similarly compelling reasons.
Congratulations to ECIDA client Viridi Parente!
The former General Motors and American Axle & Manufacturing plant on East Delavan Avenue may soon be home to more than 600 workers focused on clean energy and battery storage to power heavy equipment and buildings.
Ensuring affordable housing for our community is a key component of our Live Well Erie agenda. That's why I am very pleased to announce today my fellow Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA) Board Members joined me in supporting a $54 million 220 unit affordable housing renovation project for the Ellicott Park Townhouses in Buffalo, for which we received a bond commitment from Community Preservation Partners, the new owner, that no resident will be displaced from their current home during the renovation nor evicted by them for any potential back rent.
This is a win for our community: an important affordable housing complex is completely renovated from top to bottom and the residents won't be displaced or replaced in the process.
ECIDA's Chief Lending Officer Jerry Manhard (right) attends a press conference led by Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, and U. S. Congressman Brian Higgins at Stack Burger, touting Erie County's small business Microenterprise Loan program, which is administered by the ECIDA's land development arm, the Industrial Land Development Corporation.
Visit www.ecidany.com/loans for more information.
Many thanks to all who attended this morning's Business First "Panel of Experts: Manufacturing and Workforce Development," presented by the ECIDA. Special thanks as well to our panelists (L-R) ECIDA President and CEO John Cappellino; Northland Workforce Training Center President and CEO Stephen Tucker; Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance Executive Director Peter Ahrens, and Zehnder Rittling CEO Scott Pallotta.
The group discussed the many workforce challenges facing the manufacturing industry.
ECIDA President and CEO John Cappellino (onstage seated, far left) joins a panel of experts early this morning to discuss economic development post-pandemic. Panelists, onstage, seated left to right: John Cappellino, Don Warrant, CPA, Freed Maxick CPAs; Lauren Jednak, Director of Development, City of Lackawanna; Jeff Sentiff, SVP Retails, Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union.
Hosted by Buffalo Business First
Have you heard of a CEDS? The ECIDA has released its 2022 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.. The U.S. Economic Development Administration requires the ECIDA to develop a CEDS every five years, in order to qualify for certain federal funds and grants.
The updated economic recovery plan "promotes effective economic development in Erie County's towns, villages and cities through a locally based regionally driven planning process."
How well do you know your IDA?
Listen to our latest Get to Know Your IDA podcast - an interview with ECIDA Board Vice Chair and Policy Committee Chair Richard Lipsitz!
ECIDA Board Vice Chair and Policy Committee Chair Richard Lipsitz shares his views on the incentive approval process, creating policy and how his role has a longtime labor leader in New York State informs his review of ECIDA applicants and their projects.
Did you know Mr. Clean Magic Erasers are made right here in WNY?
ECIDA client TMP Technologies manufactures them at Renaissance Commerce Park (where Bethlehem Steel once stood) in Lackawanna!
TMP knew it was time to shift the production out of a plant on Dingens Street on Buffalo into larger, modern space. Instead of taking that work – and jobs
Perry's Ice Cream invests $18 million to expand manufacturing facility - ECIDA incentives are important to keeping manufacturing jobs in Erie County, by making it more financially attractive for manufacturers to stay.
According to its application to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, the frozen foods company is seeking to build a 20,000-square-foot building on land it already owns adjacent to its
Old buildings get new life in Tonawanda!
Speed Global Services, owned by Carl Savarino, is buying eight acres of industrial property on Vulcan Street near the Tonawanda-Buffalo border, with more than 176,399 square feet of existing buildings
NYS Small Business Recovery Grants available!
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Small businesses: it's Straight Talk time again!
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Officials cut the ribbon May 12 on the first manufacturer to open at Renaissance Commerce Park, located where Bethlehem Steel once stood. Momentum continues as Uniland works on its two warehouse distribution projects. To learn more about RCP please visit www.ecidany.com/rcp
Erie County, NY announces new Storefront Revitalization
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Information Session On May 9th at 6:00pm there will be a live web presentation to discuss the application process and to answer questions. Registration is required to attend. Click HERE to register. IMPORTANT NOTE: During the Registration process you will be asked for a password. The Password is Sto...
Wonderful article from The Buffalo News about the former Bethlehem Steel site in and the incredible transformation happening there... the ECIDA's land development arm, the Industrial Land Development Corporation and Erie County, NY are leading the effort!
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