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Akron Chamber of Commerce

We're a consortium of volunteer members from all segments of our community; business, professional, agricultural, and civic that form a private, non-profit organization, actively engaged in business and community development.

Alden Chamber of Commerce

The Alden Chamber of Commerce was organized to actively support business, industry, institutions, organizations and individuals in an effort to enhance the quality of life for the residents of the Village and Town of Alden.

Amherst Chamber of Commerce

It is the mission of the Amherst Chamber to nurture a strong economic environment, while providing members the tools to ensure their success. A collaborative organization, headquartered in Amherst, services all of WNY.

Amherst Industrial Development Agency (AIDA)

Authorizes industrial revenue bonds for eligible industrial and commercial projects in the Town of Amherst.

Association for Talent Development (ATD) Buffalo Niagara

Our mission for programming is to provide educational and development opportunities for our members and the greater community.

BDA | Business Design & Advancement

Step into our BPO agency, a hub of diversity driving unparalleled virtual services. We redefine industry norms, offering a diverse marketplace with over 250 services catering to private sector, public sector, and small business needs.

Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York

Better Business Bureau services the 48 counties of Upstate New York from our headquarters in Amherst.


BootSector’s a grassroots community with a mission to empower, educate, and support the next generation of local entrepreneurs and startup leaders.

Buffalo & Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority

Serves as an integral link between the U.S. and Canada for the import/export of commercial goods and raw materials

Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (B&ECPL)

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (B&ECPL) consists of a Central Library, 8 branches in the City of Buffalo and 22 contract member libraries which operate 28 facilities outside the City of Buffalo.

Buffalo Employment and Training Center (BETC)

The Buffalo Employment and Training Center (BETC) is a comprehensive American Job Center. Job seekers and employers may access a wide array of free employment and training-related services, so that workers, job seekers, and businesses can conveniently receive the help they need under one roof.

Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (BCC)

Versatile site for conventions and trade shows. Has 64,410 sq. ft. of exhibit space.

Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance (BNMA)

This is the region's largest business organization with over 3,200 members. The partnership is engaged in business advocacy, business development and business services for the benefit of its members. It publishes the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Membership Directory and Destination Buffalo Niagara.

Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC)

At BNMC we are building an Innovation Community where everyone can access great programming and the valuable resources they need to start or grow their business.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is the area’s regional chamber of commerce and privately-funded economic development organization. By mobilizing members and strategic partners around common goals, the Partnership grows private investment and jobs in Buffalo Niagara through advocacy, business development, and convening.

Buffalo Place, Inc.

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the economic health and quality of life in the downtown business district. Actively promotes the downtown business district.

Buffalo Purchasing Initiative

The Buffalo Purchasing Initiative (BPI) was developed to create a convening resource for Buffalo’s large employers to explore strategies and share resources to expand purchasing opportunities with local businesses owned by people of color.

Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC)

BUDC serves to create a dynamic and responsive project development process and team, capable of meeting the special needs and challenges associated with urban and high impact project area development.

Buffalo Urban League

Empowering African Americans, other minorities, and disadvantaged individuals to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights.

Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) - Housing Office

The Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency (BURA) is a public benefit corporation that was formed by an act of New York State Legislature in 1966. Its corporate purpose includes the general planning and operation of various urban renewal programs designed to prevent or eliminate blight and deterioration in the City of Buffalo.

Buffalo World Trade Association

A networking group to promote good will and trade between the area and the rest of the world.

Business Council of New York State, Inc.

Private sector lobbying group for New York State businesses.

Canadian Consulate General

The consulate has offices that handle tourism, immigration, and public affairs. Facilitates trade from Canada into the United States.

Center for Urban Studies (CUS)

CUS is a research, planning, and development institute dedicated to eliminating inequality and injustice through the development neighborhood regeneration projects.

Chamber Alliance of NYS

The Chamber Alliance of New York State is an Association of New York State Chamber Professionals. The group consists of the top membership, marketing, communications, and non-dues professionals from across New York State.

Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce

We work with a variety of community partners including the Town of Cheektowaga, the Cheektowaga Economic Development Corporation, the Small Business Administration, the Small Business Development Center, SCORE Buffalo Niagara, and more, to provide assistance and opportunities to our member businesses.

Cheektowaga Economic Development Corporation

The Cheektowaga Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) is a quasi-public local development corporation and 501 (c) 3 not-for profit agency.

City of Buffalo

The Division of Development in the Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning strives to make doing business in Buffalo as seamless as possible.

Clarence Chamber of Commerce Inc.

The Clarence Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic organization dedicated to fostering the growth of business and the Clarence Community since 1954. We're dedicated to helping area businesses prosper through marketing support, educational enrichment, business mentoring and networking opportunities.

Clarence Industrial Development Agency

Authorizes industrial revenue bonds for eligible industrial and commercial projects in the Town of Clarence.

Construction Exchange

The Construction Exchange is the largest construction association in WNY, with 900+ member companies.

Cooperation Buffalo

Cooperation Buffalo is a community-led resource center, a team of cooperative business developers and educators, and a community-controlled non-extractive loan fund. We mobilize workers to achieve economic security through cooperative business ownership, generating wealth and power in communities most affected by inequality.

ECC Employment and Training Center

Offers job seekers access to a wide array of job training, education and employment services all under one roof. Services include, but are not limited to the following: career counseling, resume development, interviewing assistance, job training, classroom instruction and job referral and placement.

Eden Chamber of Commerce

Together We Grow – Our mission is to support our business members, while enhancing the quality of life for our citizens, and promoting our town for new development opportunities.

Eden Economic Development, Town of

Provides assistance to existing and new businesses interested in locating in the Town of Eden.


Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is accelerating economic and social impact in communities nationwide through inclusive entrepreneurship.

Empire Digital Signs

Let us become your true integration partner for full turnkey digital signage nationwide. Our dedication and experience speaks for itself, from indoor to outdoor digital signage, event rentals, and cloud-based signage software, we got you covered!

Empire State Development Corporation (ESD)

New York State's Economic Development Agency offers a full menu of business assistance, including financial resources and technical expertise for facility expansions, machinery and equipment purchases, site and infrastructure development, manufacturing productivity analysis, workforce training, global export market development, and recycling business investments. It has the ability to act as primary point of contact for all business and planning inquiries and needs.

Entrepreneurial Assistance Program

Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers (EAC) is an enterprise development program with centers located in communities throughout New York State that provide instruction, training, technical assistance, and support services to individuals who are interested in starting or recently started their own business, or entrepreneurs seeking to expand or strengthen their early-stage business.

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC)

The ECHDC is a subsidiary agency of Empire State Development (ESD). Its vision is to revitalize WNY’s waterfront and restore economic growth to Buffalo, based on the region’s legacy of pride, urban significance and natural beauty.

Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project

Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) provides free civil legal services to low income individuals and small not-for-profits in the greater Western New York region. VLP also offers a number of legal advice and counsel clinics in the WNY Area.

Erie County Clerk's Office

The County Clerk’s Office is responsible for recording, filing, and maintaining a central repository of legal documents and records, including: property titles, land and real estate transactions, and transactions related to corporate filings, assumed names, and Supreme Court and County Court papers.

Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services

Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services is responsible for collection of county taxes, foreclosure and enforcement. It also maintains current property tax maps and data.

Erie County Dept of Economic Development

Erie County Office of Economic Development provides resources and assistance to small businesses from startup to established companies.

Erie County Div. of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

The mission of the EEO Office is to help build an inclusive workforce in an environment that fosters dignity and respect for the individual through best customer practices and focus on the taxpayer, and cultivates business and economic development opportunities for minority and women owned businesses.

Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA)

The Erie County IDA helps growing businesses reach their expansion goals. Our tax incentives, business loans and light-medium manufacturing land development keep Erie County competitive in attracting and retaining successful businesses.

Erie County Veterans Service Agency

Our mission is to inform veterans, current service members, and their families of the many federal, state, and local benefits that they may be eligible for.

Evans Community Development, Town of

Provides assistance to existing and new businesses interested in locating in the Town of Evans.

Fillmore Forward

A community-based nonprofit supported by community members and organizations revitalizing the business districts of MLK and Broadway-Fillmore.

Forge Buffalo

Forge Buffalo is built exclusively for job seekers and business owners in our region. Together, we are creating new opportunities for people to connect in the Queen City.

Good Neighbor Fund

We award $1,000 micro-grants to under-resourced entrepreneurs.

Grand Island Chamber of Commerce

Since 1947, the work of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce continues to focus on contributing to the growth of our members & their businesses and supporting the growth & prosperity of the Grand Island community.

Greater Buffalo Building Owners & Mgs. Assoc. (BOMA)

A non-profit trade association of over 110 property professionals within the commercial real estate industry. Offers Real Property Administrator (RPA) Programs. In representing its members and the business community to local and State officials, BOMA speaks as an industry-wide voice providing a more powerful and dynamic representation.

Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC)

Buffalo - Niagara Falls area metropolitan planning organization responsible for transportation studies, planning, and programming of federal transportation funds in Erie and Niagara Counties.

Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce

We are a business advocacy organization dedicated to encouraging business growth, promoting tourism, and providing legislative leadership to benefit the seven communities we serve.

Hamburg Industrial Development Agency (HIDA)

As part of the Hamburg Development Companies - in conjunction with the Hamburg Development Corporation - the Hamburg Industrial Development Agency’s overall mission is to stimulate economic development within the Town of Hamburg.


Meeting Rooms and Event Space for corporate meetings and events, fundraisers, celebrations and more! Reserve any of HANSA’s five meeting rooms or event space. All rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual and telecommunication services. Catering is available.

Home Headquarters, Inc.

The organization has played a major role in stabilizing and revitalizing Central and Upstate New York neighborhoods by directly facilitating more than 5,000 homebuyers; providing more than $140 million in home improvement loans and grants and $28 million in down payment assistance and first mortgage financing; removing more than 525 derelict structures; rehabilitating 230 formerly vacant properties and constructing more than 70 new, energy-efficient homes. More than 18,000 people have come to Home HeadQuarters seeking education and counseling on buying a home, building family wealth, becoming credit smart or keeping their home from foreclosure. Home HeadQuarters is one of the leading lenders to families looking to repair their homes in the city of Syracuse, providing 65% of all lending activity to families of color and out lending all other financial institutions combined.

Ibero Business Center: Western NY

Ibero, a dual language multi service agency that uplifts, empowers, and advocates for Latinos and the underserved to achieve equity and become fully valued community members.

Insyte Consulting

Insyte Consulting helps WNY manufacturing and technology companies succeed. We are hands-on, working closely with you and your team to make your business more competitive. We are not academics or theorists, but pragmatists who know what it takes to get things done.


We're a globally recognized technology solutions provider & staffing agency, dedicated to empowering small businesses. We specialize in reducing operational costs & boosting revenue for small businesses through our on, near, and offshore staffing.

International Agri-Center

Versatile site for conventions and trade shows with 47,500 square feet of exhibit space.

International Institute of Buffalo NY, Inc.

Our vision is an inclusive multicultural Western New York that embraces all people.
We see our role as serving clients and as strenuous advocates for the foreign born.
We believe immigrants and refugees are critical to the resurgence of Western New York.

Invest Buffalo Niagara (IBN)

Founded in 1999, Invest Buffalo Niagara is the region’s nonprofit, privately funded economic development organization representing the eight counties of Western New York.

Our mission is to attract new employers to the Buffalo Niagara region and support business attraction, expansion, and entrepreneurship. To do so, invest Buffalo Niagara collaborates with local businesses, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations, and elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels to deliver a unified response to regional economic development opportunities.

The team of professional economic development consultants at Invest Buffalo Niagara provides free and confidential services to companies considering the Buffalo Niagara region, particularly for the first time.

Kenmore - Town of Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce

We are the FACE of Business. We Facilitate, Advocate. Connect, and Educate

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.

Lancaster Area Chamber of Commerce

The Lancaster Depew Elma Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer organization of business, professional, industrial, and community leaders working together to create and maintain an economically strong area.

Lancaster Industrial Development Agency (LIDA)

The mission of the LIDA is to promote economic growth and development in the Lancaster, New York area. The LIDA assists qualified private sector industries and businesses by offering incentive programs to encourage the creation, expansion or relocation of businesses in our community.

Launch NY: Western NY

Launch NY is a nonprofit venture development organization in Upstate New York. We provide pro bono mentoring and access to risk capital for high-growth startups.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

LISC WNY focuses on Neighborhood Livability, Housing, Income and Wealth Building, and Neighborhood Business. We support these local initiatives by providing Nonprofit Support and Coaching for on-the-ground organizations and community leaders.

National Fuel

Delivers natural gas to all areas of Erie County and most of WNY. Provides technical assistance for equipment applications, and energy conservation projects and methods. Discounted rate offered within a NYS Empire Zone for qualified customers.

National Grid

Economic development services include electric pricing, emissions credits, site location assistance, and productivity enhancement assessments. National Grid is the largest utility company in Upstate New York. The shovel ready web site provides a comprehensive resource for building and site location information.

New York Power Authority

NYPA's Mission: Lead the transition to a carbon-free, economically vibrant New York through customer partnerships, innovative energy solutions, and the responsible supply of affordable, clean, and reliable electricity.

New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG)

NYSEG provides electric transmission and distribution service to communities of Cheektowaga, Clarence, East Aurora, Hamburg, Orchard Park, West Seneca, and eastern and southern Erie County. Also provides technical assistance and energy price incentives for economic development purposes.

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)

Operates mass transit systems (rail and bus) and airports for both Erie and Niagara counties.

NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)

Regional office is the first point of contact for obtaining and renewing DEC permits and for reporting environmental or natural resources problems. Uses permits to control pollution of air and water, transport and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes, pesticide use, mining and mined land reclamation.

NYS Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)

NYSEG provides electric transmission and distribution service to communities of Cheektowaga, Clarence, East Aurora, Hamburg, Orchard Park, West Seneca, and eastern and southern Erie County. Also provides technical assistance and energy price incentives for economic development purposes.

Orchard Park Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s mission is to serve our membership as a catalyst – the organization through which business and professional people work together for the common good of the community.

Orchard Park Economic Development Committee

Offers assistance to local businesses and new companies interested in the Town of Orchard Park.

Parachute Consumer Credit Counseling Service

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo is now Parachute Credit Counseling, a nonprofit agency. Parachute Credit Counseling has continued to expand service offerings to provide solutions to the complex financial situations that individuals are faced with navigating.

PITCH Hamburg

PITCH Hamburg is a nonprofit organization that supports the creation of new small businesses that add to the economic vibrancy of Hamburg, NY. PITCH was created to help entrepreneurs starting up any small business by offering mentorship, programming


At Pursuit, our mission is simple: to provide businesses with affordable loans and resources so that they can reach higher, transform and grow. This transformation may start with an individual borrower, but ultimately extends into the broader community, taking shape as new employment opportunities, economic development, and positive change.


Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs start, grow or successfully exit a business. SCORE's 10,000 volunteers provide free, expert mentoring, resources and education in all 50 U.S. states and territories.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Provides one-to-one counseling to start-up and existing small businesses on a wide range of advisory, training and research services including the preparation of business plans, marketing programs and financial strategies.

Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce

We are a not-for-profit business membership action agency designed to meet new, existing, and growing business and community needs. We provide one-on-one consultation or will provide a network of resources to help you reach your goals.

SUNY ATTAIN Lab @ Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

State University of New York ATTAIN (Advanced Technology Training And Information Networking) center is a community based center offering an assortment of academic, occupational, and employability courses. These courses are geared to introduce, as well as supplement students with educational and vocational skills, through advanced technology training for a high-demanding technological world.

Taste NY at the Western NY Welcome Center

Taste NY program has highlighted the quality, diversity, and economic impact of food and beverages grown, produced, or processed in NYS.

The Enterprise Center at PathStone

PathStone Enterprise Center is the CDFI affiliate of Rochester-based non-profit, PathStone Corporation. PathStone Enterprise Center has operated since 1998 making small business loans from offices in Rochester, Buffalo and Ponce, Puerto Rico.

The Exchange at Beverly Gray

The Beverly Gray Center serves small businesses on Buffalo’s East Side and throughout WNY.

The Foundry

Community makerspace and business incubator in the east side of Buffalo, NY.

Third Eye Network

Third Eye Network, LLC (TEN) is an innovative multicultural marketing and management strategy consortium serving a diverse multisector clientele.

Tonawandas Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas is a membership organization that provides a strong source of services, support and networking for business and industry in the Tonawandas. We create a positive environment for continuous improvement of our business climate through our proactive involvement with government, community and education leaders. We vigorously promote business and economic development to enhance the quality of life.

Town of Amherst Economic Development

The mission of the Economic Development Department is to promote business growth and other economic development interests within the community with the goal of reducing the tax burden on residents.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District is made up of a diverse group of individuals from a variety of disciplines and expertise. These individuals work together every day to build a strong cohesive team that is committed to maintaining the Nations waterways and structures.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. We are 19,000 government employees and contractors working at more than 200 offices across the world. USCIS upholds America’s promise as a nation of welcome and possibility with fairness, integrity, and respect for all we serve.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Responsible for assessment and collection of all duties, taxes and fees on imported merchandise, the enforcement of customs and other related laws, and administration of other federal regulations.

U.S. Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce's mission is to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity for all communities. Through its 13 bureaus, the Department works to drive U.S. economic competitiveness, strengthen domestic industry, and spur the growth of quality jobs in all communities across the country.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. SBA is fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise.

UB Business & Entrepreneur Partnerships

Startup support to launch or grow your business. We don’t start companies; we help entrepreneurs start and scale companies. Whether you're a novice innovator just getting started or a seasoned founder positioned for growth, we'll pull up our sleeves to help transform your big idea into a profitable venture.

UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL)

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) is the premier Western New York resource for entrepreneurs like you who are looking to overcome your challenges, inspire innovation, and propel your business to growth and profitability.

UB Engineering Student Employment Program

The University at Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers opportunities to work in a dynamic and growth oriented organization.

UB National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA)

NCGIA at Buffalo (hereafter 'the Center') has focused its missions on excellence in GIScience research and provide services to UB and local communities.

UB Technology Transfer

At the University at Buffalo, innovative technology is developed through the creative pursuits of our faculty, staff and students and through targeted research in collaboration with industry partners. Technology Transfer facilitates new technology commercialization and industry sponsored research projects that help companies solve problems and grow.

UB The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE)

We develop excellence in people, processes and technology. Start, grow and sustain your business with assets of the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Visit Buffalo Niagara (VBN)

Buffalo Niagara provides authentic and unexpected experiences to inquisitive explorers. The region’s revitalized waterfront, restored architecture, thriving arts scene, culinary renaissance, vibrant neighborhoods, outdoor activities and historic charm make it a not-to-be-missed treasure.

West Seneca Chamber of Commerce

Growing nonprofit business association working to grow and promote the West Seneca & WNY business communities!

Westminster Economic Development Initiative (WEDI)

WEDI strengthens communities through a continuum of educational and financial resources, removing systemic barriers to economic equity for all Western New Yorkers. Services are only provided to clients who live within Erie and Niagara Counties.

WNY Biz Board

Connect with over 100 businesses and nonprofits across Western New York and the Finger Lakes. WNY Biz Board makes supporting local easy!

WNY Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Western New York Chinese Chamber of Commerce (WNY-CCC) is a non-profit organization operating under the Chinese Club of Western New York (CC-WNY). Its primary mission is to provide a platform for the local Chinese business owners, individuals, and other business entities to network and communicate. It will also function as a catalyst to promote entrepreneurship within the Chinese American community of WNY and foster beneficial collaborations between Chinese and American business.

WNY Foreign Trade Zones Operators, Inc.

Operator of FTZ’s Site 1 - Gateway Trade Center. Railroad, truck, water and air transportation are conveniently available. Duty free domestic and distribution, and third party services. Special tax advantages available for qualified firms.

WNY Law Center's Small Business Legal Clinic

The WNY Law Center provides free legal services to small business owners/entrepreneurs at any stage of their business lifespan. Services include, but are not limited to, formation, contracts, leases, taxes, employee vs independent contractors, selling/closing/dissolving a business. We are the only program of our kind in the region that provides free legal services to small business owners.

WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable

SBR is a network of public and private sector organizations working together to demonstrate how WNY businesses can be leaders in integrating sustainability into their business plans to benefit staff, the environment, and their bottom line.

WNY Venture Association

The Western New York Venture Association holds a series of networking meetings that feature presentations by two pre-screened startup companies seeking to make connections with potential investors, collaborators and other business professionals.

Women's Business Center at Canisius College

We continue to develop training and networking opportunities to empower women business owners to grow their business. We are now also working to support women business owners at every stage of their business growth. We don’t compete with other service providers; we build relationships with the experts and the agencies in the area and collaborate with them to bring a wide and strong net of support to the business owner.

Workforce Buffalo

Funded under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, the WDC offers a wide range of subsidized employment and training services/programs for businesses and individual job seekers.

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.

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