Legislator Jesse Gooch Welcomes Amazon to Explore Niagara County for Development

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By: Staff Reporter

On Wednesday, August 12th, 2020, the Town of Grand Island was notified by TC Buffalo that they were withdrawing the application for Project Olive, which was the development sought by Amazon for a distribution center. The announcement by TC Buffalo means that the project as it pertains to developing in Erie County is all but dead.

Public officials in Niagara County quickly seized the opportunity.

Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch


Legislator Jesse Gooch, along with other County legislators and officials, believes that Amazon should explore Niagara County for potential development.

“We want Amazon to know that we are business-friendly in Niagara County,” said Gooch, “and there are several areas in the county that I think could be a good fit.”

“As a Legislator I can assure you that we in the county have reached out to Amazon and would love have the opportunity to show what our county has to offer,” said Legislator Rich Andres. “In recent years major international companies like Yahoo, Bridgestone, Edwards Vacuum and more have found a home in business friendly Niagara County.”



Amazon released a statement on Thursday, August 14th, 2020, stating in pertinent part, “we have decided not to pursue a location in Ere County at this time, although we continue to explore opportunities to invest and grow across the region and New York State.”


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