Niagara County can assemble an incentive package to fit any business. We work with local, state, and federal agencies to provide companies with the resources they need to start-up, grow, and expand. We can match you with a variety of incentive programs including grants, loans, tax abatements, low-cost power, workforce development programs, and more.

Loan Programs

A variety of progams to promote economic development by providing "gap" financing for qualified projects.

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Tax Incentives

Industrial revenue bonds and lease/lease transactions are provided by commercial banks or private investors.

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Opportunity Zones

Provides substantial tax benefits for capital gains reinvested into economically disadvantaged areas.

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Microenterprise

Assistance with business planning, development of marketing strategies, cash-flow projections, and financial analysis.

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Brownfields

Grants and low-interest loans are available to help identify and redmediate contaminated sites to prepare them for redevelopment.  

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Foreign Trade Zones

Special trade zones that allow companies to avoid or defer customs duties and excise taxes in addition to other customs benefits.

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Energy Incentives

Low-cost power and other incentives are available through state and local energy companies for companies that meet the qualifying criteria and receive approval.

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Workforce Incentives

Recruitment tools and training resources to help companies with their workforce development needs. 

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Business/Community Enhancement

Grants of up to $5,000 to business associations for the purposes of assisting plans for brick-and-mortar community improvements.

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State Incentives

New York State offers grants, loans, tax credits, and other incentives to assist with business development including startup, expansion, and relocation.

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Historic Preservation Tax Credits

Federal and state tax credits are available for restoration and preservation of historic properties. 

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