Niagara County is within 500 miles of nearly 40% of the populations of the United States and Canada! This provides a large cross-border market for both U.S. and Canadian companies.

Canada is a key partner in our region. Our proximity both culturally and geographically makes for a great cooperative environment. We have a shared history, culture, and economy. Our cross-border relationship is unlike any other in the U.S. We shop together, we go to sporting events together, and we do business together.

“Our Niagara County location is only 10 minutes from the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge. Strategically, this allows us to easily transport between the U.S. and Canada in one day, which is a huge service benefit for our customers. This is especially important as a new Canadian company slowly building up inventory. The other benefit of being just 10 minutes from the border is that it's easy to cross-train U.S. and Canadian staff. At only 60-70 minutes drive time from the GTA, it's an easy day trip.”

- Michael Sapecky, General Manager, LLC, Sanborn, NY

Transportation infrastructure is well developed and well connected in Niagara County, allowing for easy and reliable access regionally and internationally.  Our transportation system includes highways, railroads, airports, and maritime ports.  We have direct access to the U.S. Interstate and Canadian National Highway Systems including the transcontinental I-90 in the U.S. and the Trans-Canada Highway.

Niagara Falls International Airport has a runway that can accommodate any size aircraft including the world’s largest, the Russian Antonov cargo plane. The Buffalo Niagara International Airport is home to three integrated express shipping carriers connecting supply chains and moving your goods to market. Our rail system is one of the most important in the nation providing key east-west connections between New York, Chicago, and other Midwestern markets as well as important connections between the U.S. and Canadian markets.

“We supply our products to customers all over the world, with more than 50% of our current year’s shipments being made to Asian countries. Niagara County’s location and well-developed transportation infrastructure has proven to be ideal for handling heavyweight overseas shipments. Thus, expanding in Niagara County makes excellent business sense to a manufacturer like Taylor Devices.”

- Doug Taylor, Former President, Taylor Devices, North Tonawanda, NY

Time and Distance to Major Metropolitan Areas





2 hrs

100 Miles


3.5 hrs

220 Miles


4 hrs

250 Miles


4.5 hrs

260 Miles


6.5 hrs

370 Miles

New York City

6.5 hrs

380 Miles


6.5 hrs

390 Miles


6.5 hrs

400 Miles


7.25 hrs

460 Miles

Washington, DC

7.5 hrs

410 Miles


8.25 hrs

530 Miles


9 hrs

570 Miles