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Get to Know Your IDA

Jun 2, 2022

LISC Western New York Deputy Director and ECIDA Board member Tyra Johnson Hux visited the Get to Know Your IDA podcast in March 2022, to discuss how she views her role on the ECIDA Board, and talks about the many programs offered by LISC to help minority businesses in Erie County. Tyra was very involved in the COVID...


Mar 24, 2022

Invest Buffalo Niagara President and CEO Tom Kucharski discusses the business of attracting business: the important role that tax incentives play, and the sometimes complicated process of successfully attracting employers to Erie County and Western New York. Learn why our "quality of life" and remaining...


Jan 11, 2022

Learn some surprising facts about the Town of Amherst from Dave Mingoia, President/CEO/CFO of the Amherst Industrial Development Agency. Can you guess what percentage of the acreage in the Town of Amherst is commercial? Dave discusses some of the economic development history, strategies and challenges faced by...


Dec 20, 2021

ECIDA Chair Brenda McDuffie offers her thoughts on leading the ECIDA Board through application review and approvals, the ECIDA's responsibility to taxpayers, responsible recapture policies, and steering the agency and Board of Directors through the pandemic. Ms. McDuffie describes the lengthy due diligence process...


Nov 19, 2021

Erie County Industrial Development Agency President and CEO John Cappellino discusses the ECIDA's COVID economic recovery response, which included creating special loan and grant programs to help small businesses and nonprofits. Cappellino also describes how the agency staff and Board of Directors adapted quickly to...