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 (Empire State Development) 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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