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Lawmakers grilled Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s economic development chair Wednesday at a budget hearing, as some of the programs are embroiled in a corruption scandal that’s led to charges against several former associates of the governor.


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One of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature economic development programs is being downsized in his new state budget. Start-Up NY is being rebranded as other economic development projects have suffered setbacks.


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Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to tweak one of his signature economic development programs.

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To celebrate the United Nation's Women's Entrepreneurship Day, which was marked worldwide over the weekend, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul paid a visit to two small women-owned businesses working out of the University at Buffalo. One is working to create new weapons against cancer, while the other is working to ensure drugs that enter the market do not bring dangerous unintended consequences.


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A local medical company - that was on the verge of moving to Denver - has  decided to stay and expand in Buffalo. The company was a semi-finalist in this year's 43North business plan competition.

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The co-owner of Bak USA is praising the City of Buffalo, the University at Buffalo and the state's Start-Up NY program for fueling his company's "unbelievably fast" growth in such a short time. J.P. and Ulla Bak started the mobile computer manufacturing facility in March 2014 and is already planning to triple its floor space and add another 125 jobs over the next year.

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Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul addressed Buffalo’s development, Start-Up NY criticism and Hilary Clinton’s email scandal during a visit to Buffalo Manufacturing Works Wednesday.

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The windows on the fifth floor of the building on Michigan Avenue used to look out on the parking lot of Sheehan Hospital. Now, the windows are in a clean room of a tablet PC manufacturing firm, perhaps the only one in the U.S.

Five companies join START-UP NY, pledge 123 jobs

Oct 21, 2014

Five companies affiliated with the University at Buffalo will be setting up shop as part of the state's START-UP NY tax incentive program.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo fielded questions for the first time Monday about alleged interference with the Moreland Commission, an ethics panel he created in July 2013 and shut down earlier this year.

Eight companies coming to Buffalo's START-UP NY zones

Jun 4, 2014
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Governor Cuomo announced Wednesday that twelve companies are coming to New York State as a result of START-UP NY. Eight of those businesses are locating in START-UP NY zones in Buffalo.

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On the Buffalo State College campus Monday morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the recently-passed Start-Up NY legislation into law.