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Aspen Dental Moves to New Facility
Lockport Business Showcase Set for September 24
YAHOO! Breaks Ground in Lockport Industrial Park
Town Offers "Universal Application"
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 Aspen Dental Moves to New Facility
Aspen Dental will relocate its Lockport dental care facility from Tops Plaza at 5835 Transit Road to the site of the former McDonald's Restaurant at 5770 Transit Road. The renovation will enable Aspen Dental to relocate its operatories to 3,500 square feet within the 5,000 square foot building.
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Lockport Business Showcase Set for September 24
Buffalo area developers, realtors, bankers and other businesspeople will attend the first-ever Lockport Business Showcase on Thursday, September 24. The familiarization tour of the Transit Road Corridor and Lockport Industrial Park will begin with a bus tour and conclude with a reception and presentation at the Lockport Holiday Inn. Those attending will be provided with information to encourage them to invest in the Town of Lockport and to consider Lockport as a location for future business operations.

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September 2009
Dear Colleague,
Welcome to  the next edition of
Lockport Business Opportunities!  We are pleased to provide you with information about recent business developments in the Lockport area as well as identify opportunities for investment in our community!
Yahoo! w/ Hamilton, Dibble, Kinyon and Haber
David Dibble (second from left), Yahoo! Executive Vice President, presents a shovel used at the Yahoo! groundbreaking ceremonies to representatives from the Town of Lockport Industrial Development Agency. Joining Dibble are (left to right) IDA Chairman of the Board Alan Hamilton, IDA Administrative Director David Kinyon and IDA Vice Chairman Paul Haber. 
Yahoo Breaks Ground in Lockport Industrial Park  
David E. Dibble, Executive Vice President of internet giant Yahoo! presided over groundbreaking ceremonies August 12 in the Lockport Industrial Park. The ceremonies marked the commencement of construction of the $150 million data center. At the June 30 announcement of the selection of the Lockport site, Yahoo! had agreed to locate the 180,000 square foot facility and 75 facilities engineers and technicians in exchange for an incentive package which includes 15 megawatts of hydropower and a 20-year tax abatement package from the Lockport Industrial Development Agency. Target date for completion of construction is September, 2010.
Yahoo! Site Preparation
Site work for the Yahoo! data center began in mid-August and is progressing quickly. The Yahoo! data center will be included as part of the site tour of the Lockport Business Showcase September 24.

Town Offers

"Universal Application"
In response to input from local developers, the Town of Lockport has made the application process easier for new business ventures by consolidating numerous departmental application forms into a "universal application". Lockport Town Supervisor Marc Smith fashioned the "Development Checklist" to ensure that those submitting proposals for building permits, planning board review, zoning board review or industrial development agency approval would only need to complete one application form. "We expect that this new application form will make the development process easier and faster for business people to build in the Town of Lockport," Supervisor Smith said.
 EZ Entry Doors, one of the long-time businesses in the Lockport Industrial Park, joined in providing a warm welcome to Yahoo! by displaying the banner pictured above on the day of the groundbreaking ceremony for Yahoo! The Yahoo! site is located west of the EZ Entry Doors facility, on Enterprise Drive between Junction Road and Crown Drive.


"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 or by calling 716-439-9535.
Visit 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