Why Amherst?

Amherst is a 54 square mile suburban community located on the western border of New York State, and shares a municipal border on the north of Buffalo. Since 1979, the Amherst Industrial Development Agency, working in consort with Town of Amherst through its Comprehensive Master Plan, the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, and the private sector business and development communities has assisted over 400 projects representing capital investment of over $2.5 billion. And since 1980, the Town of Amherst has grown from 37,000 jobs to over 104,149 jobs. This represents nearly 80% of all the net, new jobs created within the region. 

As a major location of choice in the Buffalo-Niagara region, Amherst boasts unsurpassed assets from great neighborhoods to outstanding public and private schools. Amherst is consistently ranked as one of the safest large towns in America.

  • 80%

    Of New Jobs Created In the Region Have Been Created In Amherst Since 1980

  • $18 Million

    Property Taxes Generated Annually By Current and Past AIDA Projects

  • 48,000 Jobs

    New Jobs Created By Over 300 AIDA Projects