Buffalo, N.Y. - The Erie County Industrial Development Agency held a public hearing Tuesday morning on Delaware North Companies request for tax breaks to move into a new proposed headquarters.
Right now the company is in the Key Tower, but its lease expires in two years and it wants to move into a proposed new building at Delaware and Chippewa in downtown Buffalo.
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Although in its application for the tax breaks, the company said it would consider moving out of town if it did not receive the tax breaks, at the public hearing a Delaware North Vice President, Dan Zimmer said, "The Jacobs family that owns Delaware North wants to keep its world headquarters in downtown Buffalo, it has grown its business here and feels a sense of loyalty to its hometown.
"We're looking to create a true world headquarters facility in downtown Buffalo that the city and county and state will be proud of as well as to commit keeping Delaware North's world headquarters in Buffalo and its existing employment here in Buffalo as well as its future growth."
The ECIDA will make a decision on whether to grant the tax breaks in a few weeks.