World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara (WTCBN)


The WTCBN is a not-for–profit organization dedicated to the advancement of international trade. Formerly known as the Niagara International Trade Council, WTCBN became a member of the World Trade Centers Association, Inc. in October 2000. The WTCBN, which includes both Canadian and American members, is recognized as a bi-national World Trade Center by the World Trade Center’s Association, Inc. There are over 300 World Trade Centers in 97 countries, with 72 in North America. The mission of the WTCBN is to create, promote and support business development opportunities from international trade through education, networking, and the provision of trade development services for its members and the regional trading community.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Economic Forecast
  • Revitalization

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting

Import and Export Assistance

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Locating Foreign Distributors

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based (Specialty)
  • Geographically Based (Specialty)
  • Home Based (Specialty)
  • Industry Specific (Specialty)
  • International Trade (Specialty)
  • Small Business/General (Specialty)

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events
  • Startup Drinks
Contact Information
Craig W. Turner
683 Northland Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14211