Buffalo, USA and Niagara, Canada, two cities with one community. The cities are forward-thinking in terms of innovation and offer many opportunities for businesses. The region is known for the Niagara Falls, not only a beautiful sight but also a source of energy used in the region.
In the presentation held Mr. Craig Turner President, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, Ms. Kim Grant – Vice President, Business Development, Invest Buffalo Niagara and Ken Scholtens- Manager, Business Development & Expedited Services, Niagara Economic Development provided a comprehensive description of promising sectors combined with doing business in Buffalo USA and Niagara, Canada.
According to Mr. Craig Turner, there is no better place to do trade than in this region because it is near the border crossing to Canada. There is 85 billion dollars of trade that crosses the border in Buffalo Niagara. The airports, roads, railroad stations and ports offer an efficient way to import and export.
In Buffalo Niagara the focus is on Advanced Business Services, Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Life Sciences and Logistics. Many Dutch people emigrated to Canada just after the Second World War, this is still reflected in the well-known industries such as Agriculture. The region is also very popular for students as there are 21 colleges and universities that offer a future for the Millennials.
For Dutch entrepreneurs it is not difficult to do business in the Horseshoe region, just like Toronto, Niagara is very diverse, the doors are open for anyone who wants to do business. Buffalo is called the city of good neighbors. During the pandemic a campaign has been set up to help the entrepreneurs but also the people who lost their job. The campaign ‘’Back to Busines’’ ensures that people can get back to work in the form of, for example a career switch.
Want to know more about doing business in Buffalo USA and Niagara, Canada? Then take a look at the webinar or contact us.
World Trade Center Leeuwarden supports companies with international ambitions and helps to professionalize export and import by offering knowledge and opening new markets by connecting with potential business partners through its global network.
- Brief introduction by Mr Evert Jan Schouwstra, WTC Leeuwarden
- Presenting Buffalo video
- Welcome and overview of bi-national region by Mr. Craig Turner – President, World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara
- Presentation about Buffalo Niagara (US); focus industries and a few recent expansions by Ms. Kim Grant – Vice President, Business Development, Invest Buffalo Niagara
- Presentation about Niagara (Canada); focus industries and a few recent expansions by Ken Scholtens – Manager, Business Development & Expedited Services, Niagara Economic Development