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In another era, Buffalo might have been just another blip on Lauren Lopez’s resume. A Queens native, she landed a job at Rich Products 12 years ago after earning an MBA at the University at Buffalo. She told reporter Tim O’Shei that she thought she would eventually move back to New York City, but the company fostered her growth at its Buffalo headquarters. Today, at 36,…

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While some of the region's biggest development projects have already wrapped up, there's no shortage of new construction and renovation activity heading toward completion in 2019 and beyond. The last few years have seen work completed on large-scale projects as HarborCenter at Canalside, RiverBend in South Buffalo, the Delaware North Building at 250 Delaware, and the ne…

Buffalo

What keeps you from downtown Buffalo: the parking or the crime? So asked a local news station last month in a post hate-shared across many a Facebook timeline. Downtowners raged against suburban stodge. Suburbanites railed against car break-ins. The warring comments suggest a startling number of Western New Yorkers believe downtown to be a crime-ridden, car-packed waste…

Business

The retail apocalypse is still in full swing, but that doesn't mean retail is going extinct. Sure, many retailers have gone out of business, and there will be many more to go. But commerce is going nowhere. People will always buy and sell, they'll just do it drastically different than they ever have. The retail industry continues to change at lightning-fast speed, and t…

Health and Fitness

The health and wellness business in Western New York has never been more robust. The health care and social assistance “super subsector” is the region's largest employer – 14.6 percent of all Western New York workers, said Timothy Glass, regional labor market analyst with the state Department of Labor. That's more than local government, retail trade and manufacturing. …

Prospectus

A vocational education is in vogue again. Only now it’s called "career and technical education" — CTE, for short — and it looks a lot different than what you, your father or your grandfather might remember from high school. For example, machine shop is out. Advanced manufacturing is in. Auto body repair, cosmetology and nursing are still around. But now, the…

Local News

Andy Goodman is not a big fan of the "elevator story." No organization, business or person has just one story to tell, and not every story speaks to every situation storytellers might find themselves in. The Goodman Center he co-founded serves such prestigious clients as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation. The center has developed a…

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Who would have thought the East Side of Buffalo would be the next big frontier for redevelopment? Mayor Byron W. Brown doesn't think the area will be recognizable in five years. Common Council President Darius Pridgen never imagined construction cranes or two bank branches on Jefferson Avenue again — one built from scratch. And developers like Rhonda Ricks say cha…

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New offerings planned for Buffalo's Canalside and Outer Harbor in 2019 include a multi-use trail, children's museum and bike park. Meanwhile, other projects planned in the coming years, both public and privately funded, will move forward with an eye toward opening in the next couple of years. Here's what's expected in 2019: Outer Harbor: Getting away without leaving…

Prospectus

From fledgling biotech startups to massive hospital systems, the health-care industry is deeply woven into the community's economy. The industry employs tens of thousands of physicians, nonprofit workers, life-sciences entrepreneurs, health-insurance administrators and the like. Dozens, if not hundreds, of them are driving innovations in health care delivery. There are too…

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As banks try to grab more deposit market share and attract more business clients, they are scooping up experienced personnel from competitors and giving them new roles. Big players in the region are also hiring and promoting new people to important roles, eager to keep their edge over their competitors. Here is a look at one up-and-comer at area banks; click here to see mo…

Business

As banks try to grab more deposit market share and attract more business clients, they are scooping up experienced personnel from competitors and giving them new roles. Big players in the region are also hiring and promoting new people to important roles, eager to keep their edge over their competitors. Here is a look at one up-and-comer at area banks; click here to see mo…

Prospectus

Buffalo's real estate and development community has been led by some highly visible people for many years, if not decades, but many less-familiar figures are stepping into that spotlight. In some cases, they’re already doing their own projects to put their imprint on the community. Others remain in executive positions supporting their mentors but are making an impact and q…

Prospectus

Buffalo's real estate and development community has been led by some highly visible people for many years, if not decades, but many less-familiar figures are stepping into that spotlight. In some cases, they’re already doing their own projects to put their imprint on the community. Others remain in executive positions supporting their mentors but are making an impact and q…

Buffalo

The construction dust may have settled at Oishei Children's Hospital and the University at Buffalo's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science – but the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is still growing, said Matt Enstice, the campus’ chief executive officer. With the 120-acre research campus mostly built out, and the ties between its member institutions well-estab…