Lockport Economic Development
Lockport, New York is a dynamic community, with a progressive outlook and a business-friendly approach that makes locating your business or developing your project in our community a rewarding experience.
Within a 10-mile radius of Lockport, there are:
- 126,283 residents
- 48,448 households
- $80,812 average household income
The residential market in the Lockport marketplace has continued to be strong. Anchored by quality public and private school systems, Lockport’s diverse housing market offers affordable, quality housing, which is becoming increasingly attractive to Erie County households. Among the most active subdivisions is the 127-unit Heather Woods Subdivision, located in the southern section of Lockport. Proposed for construction is the 70-unit Clarkview Estates, with another 38 units planned for Woods Hollow.
Lockport’s manufacturing base has its roots in its Erie Canal heritage. As the long-time home of General Motors, the Lockport Industrial Development Agency established the Lockport Industrial Park in 1984 primarily as a means of attracting General Motors suppliers to locate closer to their customer, General Motors, as part of a just-in-time management philosophy.
Today, the Town of Lockport Industrial Park consists of 400 acres. Of the 203 fully improved acres, approximately 52 acres are currently available for sale.
The Lockport Industrial Park is owned by the Town of Lockport Industrial Development Agency, which is able to facilitate the site plan approval process as well as the sale of reasonably priced industrial-zoned land. The Industrial Park is a certified “Build Now – New York” site, and houses 12 diverse small and medium size employers, which account for approximately 275 jobs including the new Yahoo! Datacenter project.
Anchored by strong industrial and residential sectors, Lockport seeks to expand its retail sector.
Lockport’s retail sector is in transition; the former 400,000 SF Lockport Mall is being replaced by a new WalMart Supercenter, located on Transit Road. Other major retail centers include the Home Depot Plaza, Big Lots Plaza, Tops Plaza and Office Max Plaza.
The vision for the future of Lockport’s retail sector can be summed up in two words: Transit North. Transit North is a multi-community, architecturally-themed historic shopping district, which embraces the entire Transit Road Corridor, from the Erie County line north to Main Street in the City of Lockport.
We invite you to bring your business opportunities to Lockport. The Town of Lockport, along with the Niagara County Center for Economic Development, offers an attractive package of incentives. Make Lockport a part of your future business plan!