Economic Development

COVID-19 Information:

The City of Niagara Falls is working with New York State, Empire State Development (ESD) in our COVID-19 response as it relates to economic development.

ESD is offering Small Business assistance through this link: Resource Guide COVID-19 SBA disaster-loans

Current Economic Development RFP’S

Economic Development:

The office of Economic Development aims to foster business and industrial development in the City of Niagara Falls. To accomplish this, we;

  • Provide technical support and assistance to firms seeking to expand into or relocate to the City.
  • Provide economic information and technical assistance required bu investors from the inquiry phase to the successful completion of a new project.
  • Market the City to targeted companies in the U.S. and abroad.
  • See to assist established companies to retain local jobs and encourage new job creation, investment and expansion.
  • Maintain an inventory of available buildings and sites.
  • Develop efficient funding sources for potential economic development projects.
  • Promote the growth of light industry and tourism, working with other public team members, such as the Niagara County Center For economic development ( and the Empire State Development Corporation ( and USA Niagara Development.

Additional Information

Contacts for the Office of Economic Development

FollowUSThe City of Niagara Falls, NY
Department of Economic Development
N.F.C. Development Corporation
City Hall – Room 300A
745 Main Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14302-0069

Mr. Allen Booker, Business Development/Tourism Coordinator
Department of Economic Development
Phone: (716) 286-4481
Fax: (716) 286-4484
Room #300A

Mr. Thomas Tedesco, Director of Business Development
Department of Economic Development
Phone:  716-286-4482

Contacts for the Office of Planning and Environmental Services

City Hall – Room 347 & 326
745 Main Street – P.O. Box 69
Niagara Falls, NY  14302
Phone: 716-286-4470
Fax: 716-286-4485

Mr. Thomas J. DeSantis, Acting Director Department of Planning & Economic Development
Phone: 716-286-4477

Mr. Alan Nusbaum, Environmental Planner/GIS Coordinator
Phone:  716-286-4462

Mr. James Bragg, Planner II/Historic Preservation Specialist
Phone: 716-286-4467

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