NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. – There are some more budget battles in the City of Niagara Falls. Problems with the Senecas and the state still haven’t been resolved and now there’s a new fight on whether to fund a development corporation that’s been key to improving the city.
The entity is called the USA Niagara Development Corporation and it’s behind many new developments you see in the city. Projects like the city’s conference center and major hotel developments probably wouldn’t be here if USA Niagara wasn’t around; and also the recently opened culinary institute, which has gotten much praise.
“To me [the institute is] going to be a catalyst for the city, hopefully that will bring in more establishments that will support the economy base for the city,” said Deanna Brennen, the president and CEO of Niagara USA Chamber. (more…)