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Our Mission & What We Do

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA), is a public benefit corporation created in 1970 by an act of the New York State Legislature to promote and assist private sector industrial / business development thereby advancing job opportunities and economic well-being to the people of Erie County.

The State of New York sanctioned the ECIDA to offer tax incentives, or tax discounts and exemptions, to qualified businesses who invest in the community within the borders of Erie County.

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Public Hearings & Notices

ECIDA Spotlight

  • Aug. 26th, 2016 2:45 pm

    Buffalo News - ECIDA May purchase Red Cross building

    ECIDA may buy Red Cross building on Delaware Ave. for use by nonprofits BY: David Robinson ( The Erie County Industrial Development Agency is considering a purchase of the American Red Cross headquarters building on Delaware Avenue, with the idea of turning it into shared office space for local nonprofits, including the Red Cross.


  • Aug. 25th, 2016 3:00 pm

    Business First - Tax breaks approved for Trico

    Calling it "a major milestone" for the entire community, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said he was glad to see his fellow Erie County Industrial Development Agency directors unanimously approve sales tax breaks for Krog Corp. to begin its $90 million makeover of the former Trico Products plant.


  • Aug. 25th, 2016 2:00 pm

    Buffalo News - $90.5 million Trico redevelopment receives $3.5 million in tax breaks

    The $90.5 million conversion of the former Trico Products Corp. windshield wiper plant into a complex with a hotel, cooking school and apartments cleared one of its final hurdles on Wednesday when the Erie County Industrial Development Agency approved $3.6 million in tax breaks for the long-awaited project.