USA Niagara Development Corporation

USA Niagara Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Empire State Development, supports and promotes economic development initiatives in Niagara Falls by leveraging private investment and encouraging growth and renewal of the tourism industry in the City of Niagara Falls.

Niagara Falls is one of New York's--and the world's--greatest assets and most beautiful natural resources, attracting millions of visitors to New York State to behold the beauty, power and majesty of this natural marvel.

Through the USA Niagara Development Corporation, we are writing a new chapter in the storied history of Niagara Falls. Working with state and local elected officials, civic groups, community leaders and the private sector, we will make the Niagara Region stronger than it has ever been.


USAN supports a variety of projects in Niagara Falls that are creating jobs, encouraging businesses investment, improving regional infrastructure and promoting tourism activity.

Hotel Investments

USAN is making it easier for the region to showcase its beauty to visitors from all ends of the globe with various hotel investments.
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USAN oversees the largest and most transformative infrastructure projects Niagara Falls has seen in decades.
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Conference Center and Old Falls Street

USAN developed and opened the Conference & Events Center Niagara Falls (CCNF) in accordance with its mission to revitalize downtown Niagara Falls.
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Third Street Business District

The Third Street Business District fosters a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with commercial, retail and residential development elements to promote tourism in downtown Niagara Falls.
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Rainbow Mall Redevelopment

USAN is leading the process for the redevelopment of the former Rainbow Centre Mall.
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Studies, Reports and Data

USAN has conducted or contracted for a number of studies, reports and data in order to better understand the economic development needs of downtown Niagara Falls.
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Other Projects

Find out more about other USAN supported-projects.
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USAN offers grant funding for eligible businesses to invest in new development projects in downtown Niagara Falls.

USAN Grant Program

This economic incentive program encourages businesses to invest in new development projects in downtown Niagara Falls.
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Buffalo Avenue Micro-Grant Program

This program stabilizes existing structures in the Buffalo Avenue Heritage District by providing financial assistance to property owners and business operators.
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Board of Directors

Francine DelMonte - Chairperson 
Paul S. Nanula 
Michael A. Williamson


Christopher J. Schoepflin

USA Niagara Press Releases

View upcoming board meetings and recent press releases here.

USA Niagara RFPs

View open Requests for Proposals for USA Niagara projects and initiatives.

USA Niagara Development Corporation

222 First Street - 7th Floor
Niagara Falls, NY 14303
  • (716) 284-2556