Business http://news.wbfo.org en City unveils tool for redevelopment of historic buildings http://news.wbfo.org/post/city-unveils-tool-redevelopment-historic-buildings <p>A new study was released Monday to steer developers to historic buildings ready for re-purposing in downtown Buffalo. The ‘Preservation Ready Survey’ is expected to make it easier for developers to see which buildings are eligible for historic preservation tax credits and incentives. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 41471 at http://news.wbfo.org City unveils tool for redevelopment of historic buildings Business competition aims to encourage entrepreneurship among students http://news.wbfo.org/post/business-competition-aims-encourage-entrepreneurship-among-students <p>Aspiring entrepreneurs at the University at Buffalo will participate in a rapid-fire competition expected prepare them for pitching business ideas to potential financial backers. Seventy-five student teams will have 90 seconds to deliver their idea to a panel of six judges. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:13:29 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 41426 at http://news.wbfo.org Business competition aims to encourage entrepreneurship among students Press Pass: Is it time to upgrade the Bisons' ballpark? http://news.wbfo.org/post/press-pass-it-time-upgrade-bisons-ballpark <p>Should Coca-Cola Field -- home to the Buffalo Bisons -- undergo a modernization?&nbsp; That's the question recently explored by Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer in an extensive news article.&nbsp; WBFO'S Eileen Buckley discusses the future of the ballpark with Meyer in this morning's Press Pass conversation.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:54:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 41427 at http://news.wbfo.org Press Pass: Is it time to upgrade the Bisons' ballpark? Business competition attracts applicants from 56 countries http://news.wbfo.org/post/business-competition-attracts-applicants-56-countries <p>The 43 North business plan competition is attracting people from around the world to Buffalo. Entrepreneurs, start-ups and teams from 56 countries and 48 states have applied to participate in the world’s largest business idea race. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:12:12 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 41362 at http://news.wbfo.org Business competition attracts applicants from 56 countries State's beer, wine and distillery summit now includes cideries http://news.wbfo.org/post/states-beer-wine-and-distillery-summit-now-includes-cideries <p>Governor Cuomo hosted a second beer, wine, spirits, and now, cider summit, to showcase one of the state’s few growth industries. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:49:22 +0000 Karen DeWitt 41344 at http://news.wbfo.org State's beer, wine and distillery summit now includes cideries Tax relief for manufacturers aims to boost NYS economy http://news.wbfo.org/post/tax-relief-manufacturers-aims-boost-nys-economy <p>Manufacturing businesses in western New York can expect tax relief through this year’s state budget. The effort aims to improve the economic competitiveness of upstate New York. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:30:56 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 41222 at http://news.wbfo.org Tax relief for manufacturers aims to boost NYS economy Unemployment rate continues downward trend http://news.wbfo.org/post/unemployment-rate-continues-downward-trend <p>Unemployment in the Buffalo Niagara region fell to 7.6 percent in February.&nbsp; The State Labor Department says that's down from 8.8 percent one year ago.&nbsp; Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:42:54 +0000 Mark Scott 41175 at http://news.wbfo.org Unemployment rate continues downward trend KeyBank closing ten area branches http://news.wbfo.org/post/keybank-closing-ten-area-branches <p>KeyBank kas announced it will close ten area branches in July and August. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:32:31 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 41032 at http://news.wbfo.org KeyBank closing ten area branches Reed says his office will help displaced ConAgra employees http://news.wbfo.org/post/reed-says-his-office-will-help-displaced-conagra-employees <p>As ConAgra Foods prepares to close its Carriage House plants in Fredonia and Dunkirk, Rep. Tom Reed says lawmakers are working hard to ensure other businesses don’t do the same. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:11:17 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 40973 at http://news.wbfo.org Reed says his office will help displaced ConAgra employees Mortgage company expanding, adding 249 jobs http://news.wbfo.org/post/mortgage-company-expanding-adding-249-jobs <p>A local mortgage servicing company is planning a move and expansion that will nearly double its workforce. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:46:16 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 40762 at http://news.wbfo.org Mortgage company expanding, adding 249 jobs Buffalo ranked most affordable city in America http://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-ranked-most-affordable-city-america <p>Buffalo has been named the most affordable city in America by Forbes magazine. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:50 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 40728 at http://news.wbfo.org Buffalo ranked most affordable city in America Manufacturing hub aims to assist companies big and small http://news.wbfo.org/post/manufacturing-hub-aims-assist-companies-big-and-small <p>Manufacturing remains a key part of the local economy, with 50,000 jobs, 2,000 companies, and $5 billion in gross regional product. That's why Governor Cuomo is putting $45 million into the Buffalo Niagara Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Competitiveness. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:12:54 +0000 Mike Desmond 40503 at http://news.wbfo.org Manufacturing hub aims to assist companies big and small IBM picks Buffalo for 'deep research' facility http://news.wbfo.org/post/ibm-picks-buffalo-deep-research-facility <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says it is a "big win" to have IBM as the anchor tenant in the new Buffalo IT Innovation and Commercialization Hub. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:07:49 +0000 Chris Caya 40438 at http://news.wbfo.org IBM picks Buffalo for 'deep research' facility Hearthstone Manor is closing http://news.wbfo.org/post/hearthstone-manor-closing <p>The Hearthstone Manor in Depew is closing its doors. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 01:43:13 +0000 Mark Scott 40365 at http://news.wbfo.org Hearthstone Manor is closing Higgins tops list of region's movers and shakers http://news.wbfo.org/post/higgins-tops-list-regions-movers-and-shakers <p>Business First is out with its list of the most influential people in Western New York. Rep. Brian Higgins tops this year's Power 250 list. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:46:22 +0000 Jay Moran 40131 at http://news.wbfo.org Higgins tops list of region's movers and shakers State launches $5 million Buffalo business competition http://news.wbfo.org/post/state-launches-5-million-buffalo-business-competition <p>A new competition has been launched to encourage startup businesses from across the globe to grow in Western New York. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:39:32 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 40080 at http://news.wbfo.org State launches $5 million Buffalo business competition Partnership endorses Cuomo's tax relief plan http://news.wbfo.org/post/partnership-endorses-cuomos-tax-relief-plan <p>The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and a bipartisan group of the region's state delegation are endorsing Governor Andrew Cuomo's business tax relief plan. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:01:45 +0000 Chris Caya 39729 at http://news.wbfo.org Partnership endorses Cuomo's tax relief plan Local businesses cope with winter weather http://news.wbfo.org/post/local-businesses-cope-winter-weather <p>As the frigid temperatures and blowing snow move through western New York Tuesday many local businesses are still working hard. The restaurant Just Pizza says they’re delivering food to areas without driving bans. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:39:44 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 39553 at http://news.wbfo.org Local businesses cope with winter weather Local cab company promotes safe New Year's ride home http://news.wbfo.org/post/local-cab-company-promotes-safe-new-years-ride-home <p>In this digital age, we often use the expression 'There's an app for that." As WBFO's Eileen Buckley, reports <a href="http://www.libertycab.com/">Liberty Yellow Cab in Buffalo</a> has a smartphone app to inform customers their ride is on its way.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:05:45 +0000 Eileen Buckley 39357 at http://news.wbfo.org Local cab company promotes safe New Year's ride home Crosby tapped as First Niagara President and CEO http://news.wbfo.org/post/crosby-tapped-first-niagara-president-and-ceo <p>A man who oversaw a five-year revamp of the Buffalo Public Schools' operations and finances is the new President and Chief Executive Officer at First Niagara Financial Group. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:31:39 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 39176 at http://news.wbfo.org Crosby tapped as First Niagara President and CEO Uniland receives tax breaks for Delaware/Chippewa project http://news.wbfo.org/post/uniland-receives-tax-breaks-delawarechippewa-project <p>Uniland Development has received $9.6 million in tax breaks from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency for a major project at a high-profile intersection in downtown Buffalo.&nbsp; Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:15:12 +0000 Omar Fetouh 39080 at http://news.wbfo.org Uniland receives tax breaks for Delaware/Chippewa project IDA committee approves Uniland tax breaks http://news.wbfo.org/post/ida-committee-approves-uniland-tax-breaks <p>Uniland Development's tax break request for a new office building in downtown Buffalo has one more hurdle to clear. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 18:36:30 +0000 Chris Caya 38743 at http://news.wbfo.org IDA committee approves Uniland tax breaks ECIDA grants tax breaks to Delaware North HQ http://news.wbfo.org/post/ecida-grants-tax-breaks-delaware-north-hq <p>The Erie County Industrial Development Agency voted unanimously Monday morning in favor of sales tax abatements for planned new corporate headquarters for Delaware North Companies. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:37:26 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 38424 at http://news.wbfo.org ECIDA grants tax breaks to Delaware North HQ Uniland scales back on tax incentive request for Delaware North project http://news.wbfo.org/post/uniland-scales-back-tax-incentive-request-delaware-north-project <p>Uniland Development will submit a revised application for financial incentives to the Erie County Industrial Development Agency next week for its proposed Delaware North project.&nbsp; Sat, 09 Nov 2013 01:51:00 +0000 Mark Scott & Eileen Buckley 38203 at http://news.wbfo.org Uniland scales back on tax incentive request for Delaware North project Business competition to attract entrepreneurs from around the world to Buffalo http://news.wbfo.org/post/business-competition-attract-entrepreneurs-around-world-buffalo <p>A new business competition is expected to attract entrepreneurs from around the world to Western New York. The “Build It Buffalo” business plan competition is expected to be the most ambitious the United States has ever seen. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:21:25 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37982 at http://news.wbfo.org Business competition to attract entrepreneurs from around the world to Buffalo Cheese producer expanding, creating 200 jobs in Chautauqua County http://news.wbfo.org/post/cheese-producer-expanding-creating-200-jobs-chautauqua-county <p>State tax credits are helping a Southern Tier cheese manufacturer expand its operations. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:32:11 +0000 Omar Fetouh 37960 at http://news.wbfo.org Cheese producer expanding, creating 200 jobs in Chautauqua County Governor pushing nanotechnology sector in Buffalo http://news.wbfo.org/post/governor-pushing-nanotechnology-sector-buffalo <p>The Cuomo administration is looking into creating a nanotechnology sector in Buffalo. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:55:00 +0000 Mark Scott 37824 at http://news.wbfo.org Governor pushing nanotechnology sector in Buffalo Volunteering website created upstate works to expand across US http://news.wbfo.org/post/volunteering-website-created-upstate-works-expand-across-us <p>The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates nearly 65 million people volunteered through or for an organization in 2012. One social networking site is now focusing on the volunteer sector. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:40:47 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37721 at http://news.wbfo.org Volunteering website created upstate works to expand across US Yahoo! proceeds with Lockport expansion http://news.wbfo.org/post/yahoo-proceeds-lockport-expansion <p>Internet giant Yahoo! is moving ahead with its expansion in Lockport. The company&rsquo;s plans for a second data center in western New York were released back in March, but only received official approval recently. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 20:02:26 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37506 at http://news.wbfo.org Yahoo! proceeds with Lockport expansion Weekend event connects startups with business experts http://news.wbfo.org/post/weekend-event-connects-startups-business-experts <p>An event that helps new small businesses leverage support and gain feedback for their ideas was held at the University at Buffalo last weekend. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:59:23 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 37385 at http://news.wbfo.org Weekend event connects startups with business experts