Silevo

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After making celebratory announcements of plans to bring high-tech jobs to Buffalo, state officials appear to be toning down expectations.

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Before last week's announcement that it was being purchased by SolarCity, Silevo had planned on setting up a manufacturing facility at the former site of Republic Steel in South Buffalo. In this week's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First shares some thoughts on the promise that the SolarCity takeover will bring even more jobs to Buffalo.

Solar panel plant could bring 1,000 jobs to Buffalo

Jun 18, 2014

SolarCity's planned purchase of solar panel manufacturer Silevo could lead to construction in Buffalo of one of the world's largest solar panel production plants.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $225 million state investment to create a new campus center of clean-energy on a former brownfield site in Buffalo.