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Growing with tax breaks, a good place to build, ice cream heaven, and hiring...

From Business Today:

Some businesses are growing in Western New York,Sonwil distributon center FIN SONWIL GEE  and one place to find them is at the Erie County Industrial Development Agency. Several firms got tax breaks this week to expand their operations. Derrick Corp., a venerable manufacturing company that makes vibrating/sifting machines for the drilling industry, has a $19.5 million expansion in the works; McGard, maker of security products, has a $5 million expansion; I-Squared R Element has a $5.3 million expansion; and Sonwil Distributiion has a $2 million project. Tax breaks have become part of the cost of retaining and growing business in this region. So until the tax code is changed, that's where the growth will be.

Scott Enterprises, the Erie, Pa.-based developer, has found some fertile ground in Western New York. The company has built a Staybridge Suites hotel on Transit Road at Sheridan Drive in Clarence, opened two Papa John's pizza shops and a Quaker Steak and Lube restaurant, and now plans to build a QUAKER STEAK features Quaker Steak Cantillon 3 SpringHill Suites hotel in Lancaster. "People in Buffalo are very good to work with," said Chris N. Scott, owner and vice president of the company.

What do you get when two local firms that make their own home-made ice cream and sundae toppings link up? We don't know, but it's got to be delicious. Nick Charlap's Ice Cream will be served at Antoinette's on the Hill in West Seneca. Now, more than ever, it's important to 'leave some room for dessert.'

Who else is getting hired, promoted and honored?

Who want's ice cream and cake?



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