WBFO Business Desk

Keith Perry

Real maple syrup is a sweet treat, but it often comes with a hefty price tag. This is why researchers are working to develop a new method to produce syrup.

New York State

New York residents love their beer. Now home to 400 breweries, the state has surpassed its previous record of 393 beer-making outlets back in 1876.

Zach Anderson

Well-known Buffalo chef and restaurant owner Mike Andrzejewski  defeated celebrity chef Bobby Flay on national television Thursday night.

Level Financial Advisors

Think all millennials are spending their money on expensive coffee and avocado toast? If so, you might be surprised by the results of a new Bank of America survey.

Wallethub

New York’s economy benefits from immigrants more than any other state, according to a new national study.

WalletHub, a personal finance website, analyzed 19 metrics and assigned each state a score based on  the economic impact of immigrants. New York topped the list, followed by California and New Jersey.

The data weighed included immigrants’ household incomes, the number of jobs created by international students and their contributions to innovation.

City of Buffalo

The Jefferson Avenue business district, in Buffalo, is slated for some major improvements. And it's starting out with free Wi-Fi.

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One of Western New York's most powerful business and civic leaders has died. Robert G. Wilmers, the CEO and chairman of M&T Bank, died unexpectedly Saturday night in New York City.

LaunchNY.org

Where do you go if you've got a great idea for a new product or business but need advice on how to get started? And how to fund your dream? A local organization is giving entrepreneurs across the region a leg up.

Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York

As shortages of Christmas trees drive up prices in some parts of the country, a statewide expert says New York has an abundant supply of trees.

Terrance Young

Kitchen connoisseurs know firsthand that it takes considerable effort to develop strong culinary skills.

Buffalo based M&T Bank is number one in the Northeast for small business banking satisfaction according to the latest study by J.D. Power.

Chris Caya WBFO News

A local cab company is not yielding to the new kids on the block, Uber and Lyft, without a fight. Liberty Yellow Cab is turning to technology to stay competitive with the ride-hailing companies. 

Many blue-collar jobs are morphing into “new-collar” opportunities that are technology-based, according to some workforce development experts.

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When it comes to identity theft and fraud, New York has the dubious distinction of ranking as the ninth most vulnerable state in the nation.

M&T Bank

M&T Bank has named a new leader for its middle market banking group.


Buffalo Automation Group

A sea change could be on the way for lake freighters and other watercraft. A local start up is developing technology that could revolutionize how ships navigate from port to port. 


Chris Caya WBFO News

Improvements are on the way for the Clinton Street Business District in Buffalo's Kaisertown neighborhood.

Chris Caya WBFO News

New housing will be going up soon on the site of the former Central Park Plaza on Buffalo's East Side. LPCiminelli, Mayor Byron Brown and community leaders broke ground Wednesday on the $90 million Highland Park project.

Chris Caya WBFO News

A fully restored diner is now open for business in Buffalo's Larkinville neighborhood. The Swan Street Diner, near the corner of Seneca Street, began serving breakfast Tuesday morning.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Exactly two years after an implosion reduced the former Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital tower to rubble, Canterbury Woods Gates Circle celebrated its grand opening in Buffalo Tuesday morning.

Chris Caya WBFO News

The late founder of Record Theatre is being honored by the City of Buffalo. A section of Main Street, near the original store, has been named Leonard "Lenny" Silver Way.

Chris Caya WBFO News

What's billed as the largest Asian supermarket in Western New York is now open for business. The store carries thousands of food items popular in several Asian countries, including live fresh fish. 

Chris Caya WBFO News

The loss of revenue from the Seneca Niagara Casino is taking a toll on the City of Niagara Falls. The latest audit by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's Office projects the city's fund balance will run dry by the end of the year.


The Buffalo region has made it on the top 10 list of most recovered housing markets in the nation.

University at Buffalo

Nearly 400 eager minds came out for the first annual Entrepreneurs Festival hosted at University at Buffalo’s North Campus Thursday. The summit, sponsored by Blackstone LaunchPad at UB, was an opportunity for students and community members to gain more information on entrepreneurship.

New York State Thruway Authority

High speed cashless tolling on the New York State Thruway could do more than help the environment. Removing toll barriers could also help boost economic development across the region. 

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On most summer days, you’ll find Capt. Rod MacDonald in the Maid of the Mist wheelhouse. It’s a few steps up from the top deck and the hundreds of tourists in blue rain slickers.


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Personal bankruptcy filings increased across the region last month.

43NORTH

To help boost entrepreneurship among women and minorities 43NORTH has announced plans for the 2nd Annual THE PITCH Business Plan Competition. This year's prize pool has nearly doubled to $50,000.

Niagara University

A new certificate program is being offered by Niagara University for professionals looking to enhance their electronic security skills.