Lockport Economic Development
Lockport, New York is a dynamic community, with a progressive outlook and a business-friendly approach that makes locating your business or developing your project in our community a rewarding experience.
Within a 10-mile radius of Lockport, there are:
- 131,020 residents
- 51,248 households
- $85,167 average household income
The residential market in the Lockport marketplace has continued to be strong. Anchored by quality public and private school systems, Lockport’s diverse housing market offers affordable, quality housing, which has become increasingly attractive to Erie County households. Among the most active subdivisions is the 127-unit Heather Woods Community, located in the southern section of Lockport. Proposed for expansion are The Meadows, an extension of the original 66-unit Meadow Brook Estates, and the 60-unit Woods Hollow subdivision.
Lockport’s manufacturing base has its roots in its Erie Canal heritage. As the long-time home of General Motors, the Lockport Industrial Development Agency established the Lockport Industrial Park in 1984 primarily as a means of attracting General Motors suppliers to locate closer to their customer, General Motors, as part of a just-in-time management philosophy.
Today, the Town of Lockport Industrial Park consists of 290 acre of which approximately 120 acres are currently available. Yahoo!’s 60-Acre Northeast Regional Datacenter and Customer Experience Center employs over 200 people, and is transforming the Lockport Industrial Park into a technology-friendly business park.
The Lockport Industrial Park is owned by the Town of Lockport Industrial Development Agency, which is able to offer a package of shovel-ready sites along with attractive financial incentives to prospective businesses. The Industrial Park is a certified “Build Now – New York” site, and houses 16 small and medium size employers, which account for approximately 520 jobs including the new Yahoo! Datacenter project.
Niagara County Produce and the New York Beer Project from the southern gateway to Transit North, while the Erie Canal and the new Cornerstone Ice Arena complement the Historic Canalway Corridor's diverse offerings.
Anchored by strong industrial and residential sectors, Lockport seeks to expand its retail sector.
The vision for the future of Lockport’s retail sector can be summed up in two words: Transit North. Transit North is a multi-community, architecturally-themed historic shopping district, which embraces the entire Transit Road Corridor, from the Erie County line north to Main Street in the City of Lockport.
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We invite you to bring your business opportunities to Lockport. The Town of Lockport, along with the Niagara County Center for Economic Development, offers an attractive package of incentives. Make Lockport a part of your future business plan!