The Buffalo Niagara Region is the 10th largest freight gateway in the U.S. as measured by value of freight shipments. More than $81 billion worth of goods passes through our region every year and here’s why – our transportation infrastructure includes 4 international highway crossings, 2 international rail crossings, 2 international airports, and a maritime port! We have direct access to the U.S. Interstate and Canadian National Highway Systems including the transcontinental I-90 in the U.S. and the Trans-Canada Highway. Niagara Falls International Airport has a runway that can accommodate any size aircraft including the massive Russian Antonov cargo plane, while the Buffalo Niagara International Airport is home to three integrated express shipping carriers. Our rail system is one of the most important in the nation providing key east-west connections between New York, Chicago, and other Midwestern markets as well as important connections between the U.S. and Canadian markets. Our maritime ports are also an important asset for shipping and receiving bulk commodities. Read more about our region’s trade gateway here.
“We supply our products to customers all over the world, with more than 50% of our current year’s shipments being made to Asian countries. Niagara County’s location and well-developed transportation infrastructure has proven to be ideal for handling heavyweight overseas shipments. Thus, expanding in Niagara County makes excellent business sense to a manufacturer like Taylor Devices.”
Doug Taylor, President, Taylor Devices, North Tonawanda, New York