|Lockport to Host YAHOO! Data Center
As announced at a June 30, 2009 press conference, international Internet provider Yahoo! has selected the Lockport Industrial Park as the location for its Northeast Data Center. Construction will begin with an August 12, 2009 groundbreaking. The 180,000 Square Foot facility will employ 75 facility engineers and network technicians. In addition to a highly competitive incentive package, which included a 15 megawatt hydropower allocation from the New York Power Authority, Town of Lockport officials were able to deliver on their commitment to expedite all environmental and permitting issues to enable Yahoo! to begin construction August 2009.
Lockport Town Supervisor Marc Smith (at podium), addresses the June 30 press conference announcing that Yahoo! had selected the Lockport Industrial Park as the site for its Northeast Data Center. Also pictured are (right to left) Congressman Chris Lee, Senator Charles Schumer, Mr. Smith, and State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Lockport Town Supervisor Marc Smith and Lockport's Coordinator of Economic Development David Kinyon met with developers and prospective retail tenants to discuss business opportunities in the Transit North Corridor, May 18-20 at the 2009 Global Retail Real Estate Convention. This was the second year that the Town of Lockport staffed its own exhibit to promote Transit North. With over 30,000 attendees at the Las Vegas convention, there were opportunities to have in-person discussions and review retail trade data with businesses interested in expanding into markets that fit the Transit North demographic profile.
Lockport Town Supervisor Marc Smith at the 2009 Global Retail Real Estate Convention
|"Lockport Business Opportunities" is a publication of the Town of Lockport regarding business development in the Town of Lockport. The Town of Lockport Industrial Development Agency owns the 400-acre Lockport Industrial Park, located north of NY 31 and east of NY 270, which is home to 13 manufacturing and warehousing firms employing a total of 200 employees. The Town of Lockport is also one of three municipalities in the Transit North, a 12 mile long commercial corridor, anchored by the historic Erie Canal on the north and bordered by the Towns of Amherst and Clarence on the south. Additional information regarding business opportunities in the Town of Lockport may be obtained by visiting www.lockportida.com or by calling 716-439-9535.
Visit www.lockportida.com for a current listing of available commercial and industrial properties as well as information regarding incentive programs for development in the Town of Lockport.
Marc Smith David Kinyon
Town of Lockport Supervisor Town of Lockport IDA