Business Resources

Erie County Census Tract Distressed Areas Search Tool

Look up an address or view interactive map of Distressed Census Tract areas in Erie County.

Start Up Resources

Invest Buffalo Niagara provides attraction and site selection help for businesses looking to locate in Western New York.

Erie County's WNY Be In Business Directory

A one-stop guide to local organizations, economic development agencies, government agencies and business resources.

Entrepreneur's Resource List

Are you starting a business? Are you interested in learning where you can get help? Download our handy Entrepreneur's Resource List identifying where you can find help in areas such as training, research, mentoring and networking.

Erie County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

The Erie County Comprehensive Economic Develompent Strategy (CEDS) is an extraction and combining of the primary findings and strategic directives of several recent planning studies and reports undertaken by County and City government, economic development organizations and area institutions.

Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Asssistance

The SBA offers disaster assistance in the form of low interest loans to businesses, nonprofit organizations, homeowners, and renters located in regions affected by declared disasters.

SBA also provides eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations with working capital to help overcome the economic injury of a declared disaster.

Pursuit Lending COVID Resource Center and Disaster Loan Information

Helpful Links

Want to know more about local, state and federal government agencies? Find the answers through this list of links that will take you to these agencies websites.

Doing Business in Erie County

Information about Permits, Certificates, the Office of Economic Development and other links