City of Niagara Falls hoping to woo new developers

Posted at 12:55 PM, Nov 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-03 12:55:58-04

The City of Niagara Falls's office of economic development hosted a developer's forum, in hopes of putting the city on the path to future growth.

"We don't want to be pollyannish about things and say everything is rosy, we understand it took us a while to get in the position we're in today, where we've lost a decent chunk of our residential and business tax base. It's going to take us a while to get out of it, but today is an opportunity to open some eyes and say take another look at Niagara Falls, said Director of Business Development for the City of Niagara Falls, Anthony Vilardo.

Panelists and city leaders offered potential development sites and plans for the city, including residential revitalization, roadway re-paving and business corridor outlines. 

The city is looking for emerging industries to come to the region to revamp the declining industrial economy. 

Vilardo says ideally, corporations of all kinds would come and provide jobs to residents of all skill levels.