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After six years of work, the era of the new Green Code has arrived in Buffalo. But its ultimate impact won’t be clear yet. The city’s revamped zoning and land-use rules could mean big changes in how real estate development gets done. After all, it’s the first comprehensive rewrite of an outdated code in 60 years, so it’s long overdue. The old system “wasn’t particula…

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M&T Bank and KeyCorp dominate the local banking landscape with a combined deposit market share of about 82 percent in the Buffalo Niagara region. But don’t assume their rivals will concede the market. Here is how they aim to compete: Bank of America It’s second only to JPMorgan Chase among the largest U.S. banks measured by assets, so it has vast financial resour…

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The region has made a major investment in the life-sciences sector over the past 15 years. Governors going back to George E. Pataki have tried to use taxpayer dollars to leverage medical research conducted in Buffalo Niagara to create jobs and remake the local economy. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is a focus of those efforts. The campus hosts University at Buffalo…

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M&T Bank continues to dominate local deposit market share and has grown far beyond its hometown through acquisitions. Here is a look at some of the leaders who anchor M&T's operations at its Buffalo headquarters: Robert G. Wilmers Title: Chairman and chief executive officer Joined: 1983 The guiding force at M&T, Wilmers is a respected industry and communi…

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It’s one of the biggest dichotomies in higher education today: As the need for college-educated workers grows, the number of people attending college in Western New York continues to shrink. Total enrollment in the region’s 20 public and private colleges and universities peaked at 118,309 in 2010 and has been in decline ever since, according to federal data. Just two of…

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Developers and building owners added or announced hundreds of additional apartments in the city’s core last year. They’ve turned aging warehouses, industrial complexes and office buildings into upscale loft apartments with high-end marble or granite finishes and stainless steel appliances alongside historic brick, wood floors and exposed ductwork. [PHOTO GALLERY: Hig…