Greater Lockport Development Corporation (GLDC)


The Greater Lockport Development Corporation is a nonprofit local development corporation charged with furthering economic development in the City of Lockport. Let us help you start or grow your business here in Lockport.


Mission Statement

The Greater Lockport Development Corporation operates city-wide within the City of Lockport and is intended to encourage the development and retention of business and industry, increase job opportunities, and act in the public interest.

C-PACE Financing Available for Commercial, Nonprofit Properties

Microenterprise Program

Small Business Restoration Fund

Request For Projects

GLDC Staff


Brian Smith



Heather Peck

Vice President


GLDC Board of Directors

Gary Bennett,

Kathy DiMillo,
Vice Chair

Frank Knowles

Jackie Davis,

Michelle Roman

David VanSchoonhoven

Phil Jackson

Deanna Alterio Brennen

Jody Chesko

Allan VanDeMark

Steven Jerz

Jennifer Murphy

Gina Pasceri


The GLDC operates several committees that are focused on a variety of business- and industry-related topics. Learn more about each of the GLDC’s committee groups below.

Finance Committee

Frank Knowles

Scott Cain

Steven Jerz

Allan Jack

Governance and Engagement Committee

David Wohleben

David Van Schoonhoven

Personnel Committee

Michelle Roman

Jackie Davis

Joan Aul

Harrison Place Committee

Joan Aul

Dennis Devine

Pat Schrader

Kathy DiMillo 

Dave Wohleben

Looking for the latest updates from the GLDC? Access the latest agendas, meeting minutes and annual audit reports below.


Click on a year to reveal the yearly audit download links