About the Region
At the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, we think it is important to spread the word about our town and the entire Western New York Region. Below is some information about the Town of Amherst and Western New York. We have also provided some Web sites for you to visit for more information.
Did you know that over 70% of the job growth in Western New York in the past ten years was in Amherst? Amherst had a net gain of 175 companies over the last ten years.
In the past ten years the number of employment opportunities has grown 139% in Amherst while the employment growth in the entire Buffalo-Niagara Metro Area increased approximately 5%.
Approximately 79% of the workforce commutes into Amherst from other areas of Western New York.
Research indicates at least 125 companies in Amherst plan facility and/or employment expansions within the next two years. If implemented, expansions translate into approximately 684,000 square feet of new space, creating an estimated 2791 positions.
Commercial properties in Amherst paid $96,512,033 in taxes and only cost the town $42,624,121 to service.
In Amherst, innovation is our way of life. From our business parks to our prestigious educational resources; from our pro-business local government to our well-educated work force; from our comprehensive telecommunications network to our abundant services and amenities; we've got all of the advantages of any thriving metropolitan area combined with the charm of a small town.
For more information about Amherst, please visit:
Amherst Industrial Development Agency: www.amherstida.com
Amherst Bee Newspaper: http://amherstbee.com
Amherst Police Department: www.amherst.ny.us/police
Village of Williamsville: www.williamsville.ny.us
Amherst Central School District: www.amherstschools.org
Sweet Home Central School District: www.shs.k12.ny.us
Williamsville Central School District: www.williamsvillek12.org
Western New York is an area like no other in New York State. Buffalo, N.Y., is a beautiful city that is currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity and downtown living. Only miles away we have one the world's seven natural wonders - Niagara Falls - and its gorge. Recreational areas abound with the shores of Lake Erie only a quick ride away. Arts and culture are thriving across the region from local, community theater groups to professional tours from Broadway to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to the Albright Knox Art Gallery.
We have outstanding professional sports teams including the Buffalo Bills football team, the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and the Buffalo Bisons Triple-A baseball team.
There is something for everyone in Western New York.
For more information on about the region please visit the following sites:
Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau: www.buffalocvb.org
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System: www.buffalolib.org
The Buffalo News: www.buffalonews.com
Your Hub at Buffalo.com: www.buffalo.yourhub.com
WELCOME Magazine Buffalo/Niagara Region: http://www.welcome-magazine.com
Buffalo State College www.buffalostate.edu
Canisius College http://www.cansius.edu
D'Youville College: www.dyc.edu
Empire State College www.esc.edu
Erie Community College www.ecc.edu
Hilbert College www.hilbert.edu
Houghton College www.houghton.edu
Medaille College www.medaille.edu
Niagara Community College www.sunyniagara.cc.ny.us
Niagara University www.niagara.edu
University at Buffalo www.buffalo.edu
Trocaire College www.trocaire.edu
Villa Maria College www.villa.edu