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An $84 million new economic development project in South Buffalo could result from a Canadian medical device manufacturer creating significantly more jobs than state officials announced on Thursday. Gregg Gellman, the new CEO of Thinking Robot Studios, said the planned new project at the Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park will create "well over" the 88 jobs initially listed…

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State and local economic development officials are working to land an unidentified European manufacturer that is considering New York and several other states among its options for an expansion project. Invest Buffalo Niagara – formerly Buffalo Niagara Enterprise – is reaching out to local developers to identify potential industrial real estate options for the company, …

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A couple of years ago, Amanda Mays welcomed a chance to return to the Buffalo area and work with Empire State Development. Now she has been named the agency's regional director, making her the state's top economic development official in Western New York. Mays, 34, worked for the past two years as a senior project manager for Empire State Development, handling severa…

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An Allegany County farm that provides "sustainable" and "responsibly cultivated" produce for retail and food-service customers is expanding its operation with five new greenhouses and several specialty crops in exchange for $100,000 in state Excelsior Jobs tax credits for 11 new jobs. Fulmer Valley Farms in Andover will invest $1.19 million in the expansion, which inclu…

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The new U.S.S Little Rock already has a strong connection to Buffalo, where the U.S. Navy warship was just commissioned in December alongside its namesake. But that's not its only link to the Queen City. When the new combat ship eventually launches one of its unmanned Fire Scout helicopters for a reconnaissance mission, the sailors and aviators who operate them will be …

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The closing of the Huntley Power Plant is threatening to put a plug on 19 million gallons of "raw" water that several local industries get every day. For nearly a century, the coal-fueled Huntley Power Plant generated electrical power and provided the untreated water from the river to neighboring manufacturers like PeroxyChem, tire maker Sumitomo and 3M O-Cell-Sponge fo…

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If you like circular reasoning, here's a transaction for you. Buffalo Manufacturing Works, the nonprofit advisory organization that helps small and mid-sized businesses use technology to improve manufacturing operations, will be moving from its current location on Main Street to 683 Northland Ave., where it will be the second anchor tenant alongside the new Western New …