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Economic Development /  Department Overview

Our primary goal is to build a brighter future for our community through economic growth and prosperity. We are committed to providing exceptional service and support to businesses and residents while working collaboratively with our economic development partners to achieve our goals.

The mission of the Amherst Economic Development Department is to foster a dynamic and thriving local economy, attract and retain businesses and enhance the quality of life for residents. Our department is committed to our core values of cooperation, collaboration, innovation, and finding the right solution for your business.

For more information on how the town is working to create a more business-friendly environment for all businesses go to the Economic Development Department and the Amherst Industrial Development Agency's new website: The site is designed to assist the development community and business owners with information that will help them choose to locate, expand or grow their business here in Amherst.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000.

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The Town of Amherst ADA Coordinators are Robert McCarthy (Director of Human Resources) and Mark Berke (Commissioner of Buildings).

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  • General Information:
    (716) 631-7000
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  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221