Yahoo! is hot.
Lockport is cool.
First Niagara Financial is big enough to move to Buffalo without leaving Pendleton.
But they aren't going to make salad dressing in Wilson any more.
That's a lot of news coming down Transit Road.
From P.1 of today's Buffalo News:
- First Niagara move of HQ to Buffalo seen as boost
First Niagara Financial Group's decision to move its headquarters from Pendleton to Buffalo and create more than 300 new jobs, mostly downtown, while maintaining its Niagara County work force cements the fast-growing bank's future in the Buffalo-Niagara region, officials said Thursday.
From the Business Today section:
- New York's climate played role to draw Yahoo!'s data center
The Internet search engine's director of climate and energy strategy [who had that job title 20 years ago?] told the annual meeting of Buffalo Niagara Enterprise that while it took selling, tax breaks and cheap hydro power to lure the $300 million server farm to Lockport, nobody had to downplay the region's weather. All those computers need to be kept cool, Christina Page said, and that'll be easier to do here than in, say, North Carolina. [Related article.]
"You probably don't hear this very often, but we love your weather," Page joked. "One of the things that caused us to favor you was your climate."
Two steps forward. One step back:
- Pfeiffer to close its plant in Wilson
WILSON — Pfeiffer Foods, Wilson’s largest private employer with 150 workers, plans to shut down its plant by the week before Thanksgiving, employees were told Thursday.
Guess we can do without the T. Marzetti brands at Thanksgiving dinner this year.
-- George Pyle/The Buffalo News