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.
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.
In this digital age, we often use the expression 'There's an app for that." As WBFO's Eileen Buckley, reports Liberty Yellow Cab in Buffalo has a smartphone app to inform customers their ride is on its way.
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.
Internet giant Yahoo! is moving ahead with its expansion in Lockport. The company’s plans for a second data center in western New York were released back in March, but only received official approval recently.
One small Niagara Falls business owner is taking her sweet treats and positive attitude nationwide. It doesn’t matter whether Owner of Niagara’s Honeymoon Sweets Marry Ann Hess is shaking hands with celebrities, molding chocolates or cutting hair, she’s gushing about western New York.
There is a new leader at the helm of one of the region's largest business organizations. Dottie Gallagher-Cohen took over as president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership in June after long-time leader Andrew Rudnick retired.
A local bakery company that started in Buffalo is celebrating its 80th anniversary. Costanzo's Bakery kicks-off a week-long celebration starting this Sunday with a big employee event. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley toured the bakery in Cheektowaga were those famous Costanzo's rolls are baked.
It costs about $2 billion a year to deal with the country’s homeless animals according to the United States Humane Society. A western New York pet pharmacy plans to share 100% of its net profit with some of the nation’s animal shelters to help chop down that cost.
The Seneca Nation of Indians' temporary downtown Buffalo casino is still attracting customers who enter through the construction site of the the new Buffalo Creek Casino. Leaders of the Seneca Gaming Corporation offered a glimpse inside of construction on the brand new casino.