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4:57 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Cuomo plan links SUNY tax-free zones with new business

Tax Free NY
Credit Ashley Hassett / WBFO News

Governor Andrew Cuomo outlined a plan while visiting the University at Buffalo campus Wednesday to encourage new businesses to locate near SUNY campuses. The initiative called “Tax Free NY” would allow businesses to operate without paying income, sales, property, or business taxes for ten years.

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Business
2:38 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Fisher-Price moving or eliminating 100 East Aurora jobs

Toy maker Fisher-Price says it's moving or eliminating roughly 100 jobs from its New York operations.

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Business
10:48 am
Tue May 14, 2013

New business coming to Elmwood Village

Building on Elmwood will house new yogurt shop
Photo from Google Street view

A brand new business is set to open up along the Elmwood strip in Buffalo. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says White Rabbit Frozen Yogurt will open in June in the Elmwood Village.

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Business
5:00 am
Mon May 13, 2013

Pushing for Niagara Tourism bucks

Niagara Falls
Credit WBFO News file photo

Governor Andrew Cuomo is spending millions more dollars on tourism and the man in charge of tourism in Niagara County says that's great news.

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Business
10:03 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Program aims to boost entrepreneurship in region

Entrepreneurs
Credit AGmakonts

The SUNY Research Foundation is funding several institutions of higher education, including five in upstate. The funds will be used to foster entrepreneurship across New York State.

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Business
9:35 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Bass Pro selects Niagara-On-The-Lake for new store

Bass Pro's plan for Niagara Outpost
Photo from Bass Pro Shops Website

Bass Pro is coming.  No, really. Bass Pro is coming across the border to Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario.

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Business
10:12 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Downtown Buffalo's construction buzz

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

The buzz of construction can be heard in parts of downtown Buffalo as major economic development kicks into high gear. The Mayor promises the city's future is on the rise.

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Business
4:21 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Regional Council investing in manufacturing sector

WNY REDC recommends some of Buffalo Billion be put toward manufacturing sector
Credit Ashley Hassett / WBFO

The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council says it will invest some of the 'Buffalo Billion' funds in the state budget into addressing the shortage of workers in the advanced manufacturing sector.

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Business
10:12 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Maid of the Mist construction resumes with much opposition

Maid of the Mist
Credit Ashley Hassett / WBFO

The Maid of the Mist tour boats have been working out of the American side of Niagara Falls for 167 years. Development has just resumed on the operation’s new maintenance dock, after delays caused by local opposition.

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Business
9:51 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Genesee Gateway growth

Genesee Gateway complex in downtown Buffalo at Genesee & Oak
Credit WBFO News photo by Mike Desmond

There has been enough development in downtown Buffalo that projects are starting to feed off each other. 

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Business
5:00 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Press Pass: Proposed waterfront football stadium

Brian Meyer, Buffalo News in WBFO studio

A major effort is underway to entice the Buffalo Bills to build a brand new stadium on the city's waterfront. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss the proposal that calls for a year-round facility featuring a retractable roof. But land ownership needs to be cleared as a first hurdle for such a project.

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Business
4:48 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

ESD approves funding for upstate food and agriculture projects

Rainbow Centre
Credit WBFO News file photo

Empire State Development approved funding for two upstate food and agriculture related measures in their meeting Friday.

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Business
4:30 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Gallagher-Cohen to succeed Rudnick as head of Partnership

Dottie Gallagher-Cohen will succeed Andrew Rudnick as head of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
Credit visitbuffaloniagara.com

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the region's business advocacy group, has named Dottie Gallagher-Cohen as its next president.

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Business
10:07 am
Tue April 9, 2013

A call to boost manufacturing in American & WNY

Town Hall meeting at Asbury Hall about rebuilding the country with American-made materials
WBFO News by photo Mike Desmond

American manufacturing is doing better and production is moving on-shore from off-shore, but problems remain.  The topic was addressed Monday night at a town hall style meeting held in downtown Buffalo.

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Business
4:04 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Town hall meeting to address "Keep it Made in America"

Alliance for American Manufacturing
Photo from Alliance for American Manufacturing Web video

Rebuilding the manufacturing base and creating jobs in western New York is the focus of a town hall meeting being held in downtown Buffalo Monday night.

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Business
9:27 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Marketing guru Seth Godin speaks to sold-out Buffalo crowd

Seth Godin
Photo from Seth Godin's Website

Seth Godin may be a marketer, a best-selling author, public intellectual and founder of successful web sites, but when asked for a description, he came up with "ruckus-maker."

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Rich Products Recall
9:19 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Rich Products expands recall of food items

Rich Products is expanding a previous recall of its Farm Rich and Market Day brands to cover all products manufactured by its plant in Waycross, Georgia.

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Business
10:24 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Effort to bring Canadian companies to WNY paying off

Not only are shoppers from southern Ontario a familiar sight in western New York, recently there has been a growing list of Canadian companies moving to the region, as well.

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Business
1:54 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Yahoo! plans Lockport expansion with 115 jobs

The internet company Yahoo! has announced plans to expand its Lockport operation by adding a second data center and a call center.

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Business
5:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Women's History Month: Buffalo's Sundra Ryce

Sundra Ryce, president & CEO of SLR Contracting
Photo provided by SLR Contracting

A Buffalo woman has grown her business into a multimillion dollar company. Sundra Ryce is president and CEO of SLR Contracting on Michigan Avenue. 

WBFO'S Eileen Buckley speaks with Sundra Rice, president & CEO of SLR Contracting in Buffalo about her success.

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Leadership
5:30 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Zemsky rated top leader in Buffalo News survey

Businessman Howard Zemsky (left) appears with Lt. Governor Robert Duffy
WBFO News file photo

Sunday's Buffalo News features its annual leadership survey.  The News lists 25 local figures as the top leaders of our community.  Topping the survey results is businessman Howard Zemsky. 

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Business
5:00 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Press Pass: Elmwood Village success

Elmwood Village
Photo from Elmwood Village Association Website

The Elmwood Village remains a thriving and bustling commercial district in City of Buffalo. WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer explore the successful of the Elmwood strip and what changes could be in store in this week's edition of Press Pass.

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Business
3:53 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Sabres & city finalize purchase of Webster Block

Credit File photo

The Buffalo Sabres and City of Buffalo have finalized the $2.2 million land sale of the Webster Block in downtown Buffalo, paving the way for the major HARBORcenter development.

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Business
10:27 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Council committee okays two outdoor patios on Hertel Avenue

Outdoor patio along Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo
WBFO News by photo Mike Desmond

The Buffalo Common Council's Legislation Committee on Tuesday approved requests for two new sidewalk cafes along Hertel Avenue. The committee also cleared the way for construction of a restaurant and apartment on Bailey Avenue. 

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Business
10:44 am
Mon February 25, 2013

HealthNow CEO plans to retire

Alphonso O’Neil-White, president and CEO of HealthNow New York
Credit Photo provided by HealthNow New York

The President and CEO of HealthNow New York has announced he is making plans to retire. Alphonso O’Neil-White has held the position for 10 years, longer than any CEO in the 76-year history of the health insurer.  

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Business
10:01 am
Wed February 20, 2013

HARBORcenter project passes three key tests

Sabres owner Terry Pegula's ambitious HARBORcenter project in downtown Buffalo received three major votes of approval Tuesday.

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Business
9:53 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Schumer calls on DOE to ensure financial security of Jamestown’s RHI Monofrax

Scientists cleaning up nuclear waste sites in West Valley, South Carolina and the state of Washington have a process that turns the waste into glass logs and they all use a substance produced in a Jamestown plant.

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Business
3:27 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Council targets city's 'problem stores'

City lawmakers are taking steps to crack down on so-called "problem stores" in Buffalo.

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Business
9:53 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Luxury hotel proposed for Niagara Falls

A deteriorating and vacant building in a high-visibility location in Niagara Falls may soon be a luxury hotel.

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Business
2:06 pm
Tue February 12, 2013

Plans for costlier HARBORcenter fleshed out

Buffalo's Planning Board reviewed plans for HARBORcenter Tuesday morning.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

If approved, shovels could be in the ground March 1 for the new HARBORcenter on the Webster Block in downtown Buffalo.

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