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Niagara Business Familiarization Tour
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Yahoo! Opens Lockport Datacenter
Delta Pro Locates in Lockport
IDA Approves Basil Toyota Incentives
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Aspen Dental Finished

Aspen Dental
has completed construction of its new facility at 5863 South Transit Road in the Town of Lockport, adjacent to the Office Max Plaza.
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Niagara Business Familiarization Tour

Marc Smith Fam Tour

Lockport Town Supervisor Marc Smith addresses over 60 business and community leaders at the recent Niagara Business Familiarization Tour.  This year's event, organized jointly by the Town of Lockport Industrial Development Agency and the Niagara County Center for Economic Development, was designed to inform site selectors about some of the recent development projects underway within Niagara County.
The Niagara County Economic Development Alliance sponsored a familiarization tour of premier Niagara County business sites for Western New York site decision makers on
Thursday, September 30. Guests were provided with a coach bus tour of selected business sites, departing from Woodlands Corporate Center in the Town of Wheatfield, visiting the new  passenger terminal at Niagara Falls International Airport, viewing Vantage International Pointe and Lockport Industrial Park, and returned to a reception at Calamar Development in the Woodlands Corporate Center and catered by Claudette's Catering. 

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October 2010

Dear Colleague,                                              
Welcome to  the next edition of
Lockport Business Opportunities!  The Town of Lockport Economic Development is committed to providing you with important information about recent business developments in the Lockport area.  We are pleased to  identify opportunities for investment in our community!
Noteboom at Yahoo Opening
Scott Noteboom, Yahoo Vice President for Global Datacenter Operations, addresses attendees at the Yahoo Datacenter Dedication in the Town of Lockport.  Seated (left to right) are: Town of Lockport Supervisor Marc Smith, Senator George Maziarz, Senator Charles Schumer, Governor David Paterson,  Yahoo Executive Vice President David Dibble , Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, Congressman Chris Lee,  Assemblywoman Jane Corwin and New York Power Authority President Richard Kessel. 
 Yahoo! Opens
Lockport Datacenter
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz and Executive Vice President David Dibble led a delegation of Yahoo executives and elected officials in formally dedicating and opening the Lockport Datacenter, which is now serving the East Coast operations of the Internet giant. Lockport Town Supervisor Marc Smith welcomed Yahoo! to Lockport and Western New York during the September 20 program, which was presided over by Scott Noteboom, Yahoo's Vice President of Global Datacenter Operations. Yahoo's Phase II development of the 180,000 SF facility will be completed in December, 2010, bringing total employment at the Lockport Industrial Park facility to 125.  CLICK HERE to find out why Lockport's Yahoo! Datacenter is so unique!  
Marc Smith at Yahoo Opening 
Bartz, Yahoo CEO, and Scott Noteboom, Vice President of Yahoo's Global Datacenter Operations, (seated right to left) listen to Town of Lockport Supervisor Marc Smith's remarks during the September 20 dedication ceremonies at the Lockport Industrial Park site.

Delta Pro

 Delta Pro Locates in Lockport 
Delta Pro, Incorporated, a start-up manufacturer of compression gas equipment, has selected the former Franbilt building on Akron Road in the Town of Lockport as the site for its operations. Joe Merckel, President of Delta Pro, expects to grow the company's business in the 42,800 SF facility as sales expand.  The Franbilt property was listed by Hartwood Commercial Real Estate.
IDA Approves
Basil Toyota Incentives 
 Marc Smith and Mike Basil
Lockport Town Supervisor Marc Smith (left) presents a proclamation on behalf of the Town Board to Mike Basil, owner of Basil Toyota, in recognition of the Lockport dealership winning Toyota's "President's Award" for the second consecutive year. 
The Town of Lockport Industrial Development Agency has approved an incentive package to support the $3.1 million expansion and renovation project of Basil Toyota at 6157 South Transit Road. In addition to the construction of a new 16,000 SF showroom and sales facility, which will be attached to the west end of the service center of the former Gambino Ford dealership, the former Gambino showroom will be demolished and remediated. Employment is expected to increase from 60 to 75 jobs within the next year. 
"Lockport Business Opportunities" is a publication of the Town of Lockport Economic Development regarding business development in the Town of Lockport. Visit our website, www.lockporteconomicdevelopment.com, or information regarding the 400- acre Lockport Industrial Park. Transit North, our 6-mile commercial corridor, is profiled on www.elockport.com.
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Town of Lockport                               Town of Lockport 
Economic Development                       Supervisor