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You might not have heard of the University at Buffalo’s Clinical and Translational Institute, but if you’ve been downtown, you’ve likely seen it. Behind the scenes, and with millions of dollars in investment, the institute is trying to reshape medical research in Western New York. It takes up about half of the 10-floor building that opened in 2012 on the Buffal…

After KeyCorp completed its $4 billion acquisition of First Niagara last summer, Key created a Buffalo-based leadership team that blended its own members with First Niagara leaders who were familiar with Buffalo banking and customers. This marks the first full year the combined team will work together and try to capitalize on that approach. While Key is headquartered in…

As buyers battle for homes for sale, some are turning to another source – homebuilders. Western New York’s new home construction market has grown after lackluster activity during the recession. From patio homes and townhouses to fill-in single-family homes and entire neighborhoods, they’re putting up new inventory in some of the region’s most popular communities…

Marcie Vassallo, administrative vice president and manager of talent acquisition at M&T Bank, has been in employment recruiting for 25 years. A lot has changed since the days she would make cold calls using business cards in Rolodexes and fill drawer after drawer with paper resumes. “It was very paper driven, very manual,” Vassallo said. “A lot was based on wh…

In 2015, 90 percent of retail's top 100 consumer brands lost market share, according to a report from Catalina Marketing. That's a big deal when you're talking about a $4.58 trillion industry. That disruption, led chiefly by eCommerce juggernaut Amazon, has rapidly changed the way brick-and-mortar retailers are doing business, and it will continue to shape how retailer…

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is a focal point for development in Buffalo. Over the past 12 years, the University at Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Kaleida Health and Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute all have finished construction on major research or clinical centers on the campus. In the new buildings, doctors treat patients, scientists seek …

Local auto dealers are pouring millions into upgrading facilities, giving showrooms a cutting-edge look to meet automakers’ expectations. The projects are transforming the dealership landscape. The renovations and newly built facilities emphasize customer comfort, with flat screen TVs and lounges, as well as an appealing working environment for employees. Auto dealers…

This could be the start of something big. Despite all the attention focused on the Buffalo Billion and high-profile projects on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, the reality is those big initiatives have had little impact on the Buffalo Niagara economy, beyond a short-term bump in construction employment. That will start to change in 2017. SolarCity plans to sta…

Think of last year as the Big Shake-up in local banking. KeyCorp finished acquiring First Niagara Financial Group, and Northwest Bancshares bought 18 First Niagara branches. Key closed more than 100 branches that operated under the Key and First Niagara banners to reduce overlap. The bank pledged to cut no more than 250 jobs statewide, while adding at least 500 to 60…

A guide to the first Buffalo Billion – from SolarCity to IBM – as plans for Phase II take shape: SolarCity Buffalo Billion commitment: $900 million The project: The state is nearly done building the biggest solar panel factory in the Western Hemisphere for SolarCity on a 90-acre former brownfield at the Republic Steel site on the Buffalo River in South Buffalo…

Welcome to the New Buffalo. It’s a city brimming with hope and fresh attitudes. The rebirth of the city’s economy is changing how we work, live and play. It’s also reshaping the city’s landscape. Nowhere is that more evident than at three big projects that will be unveiled in 2017. In South Buffalo, on land once left behind by Republic Steel, the first sol…

Here's a look at some of the key development moves that have helped revive neighborhoods and spur new construction in Buffalo.

Amid all the buzz about the New Buffalo, there’s no question that the Buffalo Niagara economy is getting better. It’s just not booming. In fact, its growth hasn’t even been average by national standards. Still, there are unmistakable signs that we’re starting to break out of our rut. Backed by big public-sector investments, from the Buffalo Billion projects t…

More than 2½ years after plans were unveiled for a solar panel factory in South Buffalo, SolarCity is ramping up its hiring. The solar energy installer expects to start hiring entry-level production workers as it gets ready to begin manufacturing operations at the South Park Avenue factory later this year. Here’s what to expect. What type of jobs? SolarCity has lis…

The rise of the food truck in Buffalo has happened simultaneously with the renaissance of the city around it. In a way, they’ve become a symbol of the New Buffalo. But nowhere has the humble food truck had more of an impact than at Buffalo OutFront Metalworks. The metal fabrication shop began retrofitting old trucks into rolling, restaurant-grade kitchens in 2010 when…