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DON'T LOOK TO BIG PROJECTS TO BUILD BUFFALO'S FUTURE

Mark Goldman, in his Sept. 15 "My View" column, speaks such common sense it would be reckless not to heed his counsel. I would add to his catalog of "capital disasters" the new Peace Bridge, whether twin or signature.

Rather than looking at quick fixes such as new convention centers, zoos, bridges and harbors, our leaders need to examine our existing work force and buildings and develop the Buffalo area as a vital component in a Canada/U.S. corridor.

Using the existing infrastructure may not be exciting and attractive to conventioneers and gamblers, but it is perhaps the only chance we have of creating an economy that provides ample, decent and meaningful jobs for the people who now live here. And it can be done without gigantic expenditures.

There is much that can be done to improve Buffalo without spending millions of our dollars.

HENRY D. GARTNER

Buffalo

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