Lackawanna Community Development Corp. (LCDC)

The (LCDC) offers tax incentives, low cost financing and technical assistance to existing businesses in the City, and to new companies interested in locating in the City. The LCDC also assists existing Empire Zone companies.


Lackawanna offers several attractive development opportunities within its 6.6 sq. mile footprint: 

  • Commerce and Industry –  light manufacturing, warehousing and distribution  options on redeveloped former industrial parcels including 240 acres on the former Bethlehem Steel site and nearby city-owned parcel, . 
  • Culture and Recreation – mixed/adaptive reuse opportunities within walking distance of Our Lady of Victory Basilica national shrine, the  Lackawanna Carnegie Public Library and the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens in neighboring Olmstead-designed South Park. 
  • Education and Community – this prime residential area, housing the city’s  public/charter schools and senior/community center facility, offers limited mixed-use and/or adaptive re-use opportunities on private parcels.
  • Shopping and Retail – multiple mixed/adaptive reuse opportunities exist along Abbott Road, including re-imagining Lackawanna’s well-traveled western entrance at Abbott Rd. & Ridge Rd.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development (Specialty)
  • Economic Forecast (Specialty)
  • Revitalization (Specialty)
  • Tax Credits (Specialty)

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Tax Credits (Specialty)

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting (Specialty)

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources (Specialty)
  • Demographic/Census Data (Specialty)

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization (Specialty)
  • Industrial Technology Research (Specialty)
  • Manufacturing Development (Specialty)


  • Site Location Assistance (Specialty)

Operations and Logistics

  • Freight and Distribution (Specialty)
  • Locating Freight Forwarders/Customs Brokers (Specialty)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Government Requirements (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Commercialization (Specialty)
  • Technology Transfer (Specialty)
Contact Information
Lauren Jednak
640 Ridge Road
Buffalo, NY 14218