Skip Navigation

Regional Economic Development
Research, Marketing & Business Attraction
Contact Us. 1.800.916.9073

Home > About BNE > Press Room > 2011 Archive

December

The Bank Around the Corner
Dec-27-2011 — AS winter approached, a retired secretary here named Carol Bonner was putting snow tires on her car when she noticed that her back-right rim was bent. Ms. Bonner took the car to Otto’s Auto Body Shop and got bad news: the work was going to run her $244 — more than half of her $417 monthly pension check.
New York is Among Nine States Posting Job Gains
Dec-27-2011 — Just nine states have managed to add jobs during the past half-decade -- and New York is among them. The other 41 states currently have smaller employment bases than they did at the end of 2006, according to a new On Numbers breakdown of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The study predates the recession, which officially began in December 2007.
Wales Gives OK to National Fuel for Gas Compressor Station
Dec-27-2011 — After months of research, discussions and visits with National Fuel Gas Supply Corp., the Wales Town Board has approved a special use permit for the utility to build a compressor station on land it already owns on Reiter Road.
Grant Aims to Revamp Bethlehem Steel Site
Dec-20-2011 — The long-discussed project to relocate a railroad line that would open hundreds of acres in the former Bethlehem Steel complex in Lackawanna for redevelopment could get started next spring.
Cuomo Signs Grant for UB Medical School
Dec-15-2011 — Plans for a new University at Buffalo Medical School took another step forward Tuesday, with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in town to sign off on $35 million in seed money for the project.
Lackawanna Supermarket Opens Doors to Public
Dec-15-2011 — Lackawanna -- a city virtually devoid of large grocery store options -- has a new supermarket. It's not Tops, Wegmans or Jubilee, but the Lackawanna Halal Market at Ridge Road and Steelawanna Avenue opens its doors to the public this morning, featuring a full line of produce, meats and poultry, seafood, baked goods and grocery items.
WNY Wins on State Development
Dec-09-2011 — Ninety-six projects in Western New York will get state government cash or tax breaks after the region was selected Thursday, along with three other areas, in a new competitive program for economic development.
Canadian Company BTRG Opens U.S. Headquarters in Buffalo
Dec-08-2011 — Business Technology & Resource Group, or BTRG for short, was established in 1993 and is headquartered in Mississaugua, Ontario. Already having done business with some major employers in Buffalo, including Delaware North Companies, BTRG has chosen the Queen City for its U.S. headquarters.
New U.S.-Canada Border Deal to be Unveiled
Dec-07-2011 — The United States and Canada are expected to announce a new fast-track border agreement today.
NYS Job Website Has Tens of Thousands of Openings
Dec-07-2011 — New York state’s new employment-based website has some 52,000 jobs listed according to the governor’s office.
M&T 'Outstanding' Again Says Fed Reserve
Dec-06-2011 — The largest bank in Buffalo has once again received top honors from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for the way it addresses the credit needs of the communities in which it operates.
Summer 2011 Deemed 'Breakthrough' for Buffalo Waterfront
Dec-06-2011 — An estimated 400,000 people visited Buffalo’s waterfront this summer, including the Central Wharf area inside the Canalside footprint.
'Most Optimists Have Left the Building'
Dec-06-2011 — Canada has fared considerably better than the United States since the onset of the recession, but that doesn't mean Canadian economists are bullish about 2012

November

Biopharmaceutical Sector a Growth Engine for NY
Nov-29-2011 — Biopharmaceutical research and manufacturing holds great promise for economic growth in New York.
Investor Forums to Host Joint Event in Buffalo Niagara in 2012
Nov-29-2011 — Two annual investor forums in Upstate New York will partner in 2012 to host a single event: A two-day forum in Buffalo that will connect early-stage, high-tech companies with angel investors and venture capitalists.
New heart cells grow by 30 percent 
after stem-cell infusion, UB research shows
Nov-29-2011 — New, healthy heart cells have been generated by animals with chronic ischemic heart disease after receiving stem cells derived from cardiac biopsies, or “cardiospheres,” according to research conducted at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and presented earlier this week at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting in Orlando.
UB Dental Dean Receives National Editorial Award for Second Year
Nov-29-2011 — For the second consecutive year, Michael Glick, DMD, professor and dean of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, has been awarded the American Dental Education Association's William J. Gies Foundation First Place Editorial Award.
12 'Priority Projects' Receive Designation to Seek State Funds
Nov-18-2011 — The further development of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus rates as one of the Western New York Regional Development Council's top priorities, and it leads the council's list of projects seeking $40 million in state funding
WNY Council Backs 8 Projects
Nov-18-2011 — An expansion at Calspan Corp. to test systems aimed at helping prevent auto accidents and a new venture to produce fuel cells top the list of eight local private-sector projects vying for a piece of up to $40 million in state economic development funding.
Dr. Hauptman dies at age 94
Nov-15-2011 — Herbert A. Hauptman, Ph.D., Buffalo's only Nobel Prize winner, died Sunday. He was 94.
RPCI Pandey Receives American Chemical Society's Schoellkopf Medal
Nov-15-2011 — Ravindra K. Pandey, PhD, Professor and Distinguished Member of the Department of Cellular Stress Biology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), received the 2011 Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal from the Western New York chapter of the American Chemical Society at a November 1 ceremony in the Buffalo area.
Marcellus Shale Gas: A New York Perspective
Nov-09-2011 — The development of Marcellus formation natural gas in New York has a number of potentially significant impacts on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border. Understanding the nature, timing and scope of those impacts is critical to those involved in the production, transportation and use of natural gas.
Tim Hortons Has Canadian Deal for NHL All-Star Game
Nov-08-2011 — Tim Hortons has secured title sponsorship in Canada of the National Hockey League All-Star Game.
Remarks at U.S.-Canada Innovation Conference
Nov-08-2011 — Breaking down barriers to trade, investment and fair competition
Buffalo Market Home Sales Rose in September
Nov-08-2011 — September sales figures for the Buffalo Niagara housing market took a sharp rise compared to a year ago, the area’s real estate trade group reported.
Canadian Consumers Pay 11% More Than Americans
Nov-08-2011 — A new study says that consumer goods cost 11 percent more in Canada than in the United States
Congress Imposes Entrance Fee on Canadian Visitors to U.S.
Nov-08-2011 — Traveling from Canada to the United States is about to become more expensive.
M&T Ranks No. 6 Nationally in SBA Loans
Nov-07-2011 — For the second consecutive year, M&T Bank ranks No. 6 nationally in SBA loans.
Hey, World! Buffalo is calling!
Nov-04-2011 — A coffee house in one of Buffalo’s many walkable, transit-served neighborhoods Hey, world! Buffalo is calling! And it wants you to know its steel mills closed down like 30 years ago, the Blizzard of 77 is so yesterday, and the Buffalo wing was invented way back in 1964. Your impressions of Buffalo are so out of date.
Norfolk Southern Hiring in Buffalo
Nov-04-2011 — Norfolk Southern Corp. is planning to add to its employment roster by hiring 500 workers in eight states, with its operation in Buffalo included.
Strategic Logistics Sites: In the Right Place At the Right Time
Nov-02-2011 — A look at some of today's smartest choices for logistics sites in the United States
New Waterfront Park Praised
Nov-01-2011 — Ship Canal Commons, a $9.2 million waterfront park, is the new centerpiece of the Buffalo Lake Side Commerce park
Electric Tower Welcomes Canadian Consultants
Nov-01-2011 — A Canadian consulting firm that provides consulting services to Fortune 1000 customers has opted to open an office in downtown Buffalo.

October

Region Adds 4,900 Jobs During Past Year
Oct-21-2011 — Regional job growth on the rise
Cleveland BioLabs to test drug to fight radiation sickness
Oct-21-2011 — Cleveland BioLabs is gearing up for the first trial of its Protectan anti-radiation sickness drug in advanced cancer patients at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the Buffalo biotechnology company said Wednesday.
City of Hidden Treasures
Oct-17-2011 — Quality of life has been a surprise deal-maker for many transplants to the region … cost of living, sense of community, shorter commute times and impressive cultural institutions have all played roles in winning them over.
Area works for working moms
Oct-17-2011 — Working mothers across Western New York, take a second out of your hectic day of schlepping kids to and from school, removing spit-up from blazers, answering voice mail, eating lunch at your desk, fixing dinner, helping with homework and brushing teeth to give thanks that this is where you live.
Alpina Foods Breaks Ground in Batavia
Oct-14-2011 — The Colombia, South America-based Alpina is constructing a 40,000-square-foot yogurt-making facility on 10 acres in the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park in the town of Batavia. More than 100 people attended ground-breaking for the $15 million project, which will create 50 jobs.
USAir Slows at BNIA; NF Air Traffic Keeps Rising
Oct-11-2011 — Hurricane Irene and flooding conditions downstate and across portions of the East Coast are being blamed for a drop in people flying out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport last month.
Bassmasters Casting in Buffalo this Weekend
Oct-11-2011 — The lure of fishing on Lake Erie played a key role in the Buffalo Niagara region hosting hundreds of top anglers for the 2011 Bassmaster Weekend Series.
Hortons Buys Land for New Alden Store
Oct-11-2011 — Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop, which has a kiosk operation in a Tops Markets' store in Alden, is about to welcome a new neighbor — itself.
Border-Crossing Issues Under Study
Oct-07-2011 — Border-crossing issues remain more than two years after the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative-mandated changes took hold and the impact appears to be more on the local, leisure traveler than business or those from outside the immediate region.
Wi-Fi Service Lands at Buffalo Airport
Oct-07-2011 — In response to passengers using Buffalo Niagara International Airport, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will soon be adding a free high-speed, Internet service option for travelers using the busy airport.
Verizon Wireless Launching 4G LTE Service in Buffalo Niagara
Oct-07-2011 — Verizon Wireless announced today it will launch its 4G LTE high-speed data network in the Buffalo/Niagara area on October 20. Residents, businesses and visitors to the area will be able to use their 4G LTE smartphones, tablets, notebooks, laptop modems and hotspots to take advantage of speeds up to 10 times faster than the company's 3G network
UB mourns death of Wilson Greatbatch
Oct-06-2011 — The UB community is mourning the loss of Wilson Greatbatch, a UB alumnus, former engineering faculty member and inventor of the implantable cardiac pacemaker who died on Tuesday at age 92.
Bringing jobs and a source of nourishment to Fruit Belt
Oct-06-2011 — Church leaders Wednesday unveiled a $1.5 million plan to construct a two-story market at High and Mulberry streets that will offer fresh fruit and vegetables, a wellness center and a dental office.
NYS Consolidated Funding Application
Oct-06-2011 — On July 20, 2011, as part of a historic initiative to transform New York State’s model for economic development and job creation, Governor Cuomo announced that up to $1 billion in economic development funding would be made available through a Consolidated Application Process (CFA).
JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY PUBLISHES STUDY OF CLEVELAND BIOLABS’ DRUG CBLB502 IN ACUTE RENAL ISCHEMIC FAILURE
Oct-06-2011 — Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. announced that a study demonstrating CBLB502’s ability to inhibit acute renal ischemic failure was published in the October 1, 2011 issue of The Journal of Immunology
Ford-UAW Deal Doubles Hamburg Work Force
Oct-06-2011 — Ford Motor Co.'s Buffalo Stamping Plant in Hamburg would receive $136 million in new investment and add 400 new jobs under a tentative deal between the automaker and the United Auto Workers.
Year After Low, Home Sales 'Fabulous'
Oct-05-2011
Building a better brain surgeon
Oct-04-2011 — A young doctor is working inside the brain of a middle-aged man, fixing a bulge in an artery, when Nick Hopkins strolls into the operating room in Millard Fillmore Hospital.
His flight pattern: Missions of mercy
Oct-04-2011 — Joseph DeMarco, 51, must have flown 1,000 flights since he started Wings Flights of Hope seven years ago. He ran a construction business before he provided air transportation for those in need of medical care.

September

There's no place like Buffalo in NFL
Sep-29-2011 — This might be the last simple place left in the NFL. A place where fans navigate tiny roads and pass signs for $10 parking on people’s front lawns, and they can walk to a stadium that doesn’t look like the Emirates Palace. And when they do visit they can find an RV in the middle of the parking lot where a Hall of Fame quarterback tailgates just like them – every game-day morning.
Children's move to medical campus on horizon
Sep-29-2011 — Kaleida Health    is moving forward with its plans to build a new facility for Women & Children’s Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus    . Acting on a request from its physician community to expedite the process, the organization issued a request for proposals (RFP) in early September to identify a financial and/or development partner. The physicians would like to see a new inpatient facility built in the next few years.
Long-Term Care Facility Gets a Name
Sep-29-2011 — HighPointe on Michigan, currently under construction on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, will open in December.  The project, planned for the block of Michigan Avenue and Maple, East North and High streets, will be the first urban nursing home built in Buffalo in decades.
Medical campus sees growth in synergy
Sep-29-2011 — The $40 million gift to the University at Buffalo announced Wednesday represents a turning point in a plan to relocate the medical school to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
NF hospital, Buffalo Heart Group join forces
Sep-29-2011 — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center   is expanding its heart center through a new partnership with a Buffalo cardiology group.
Added Russian investment for BioLabs
Sep-29-2011 — Cleveland BioLabs Inc.    is launching another subsidiary company funded in part by a $26 million investment from a Russian venture capital fund. The Buffalo company (NASDAQ: CBLI) announced Monday it will receive an initial investment of $9 million from RusNano, with up to $26 million invested over four years, to develop Panacela Labs Inc. The subsidiary will work to develop a portfolio of new pre-clinical cancer drug candidates.
Site Plan Features Active Cultures
Sep-29-2011 — A yogurt plant expands before it’s constructed; and what’s driving food projects in 2011. Read Food Processing feature article in Site Selection Magazine.
Advantage contracts bulk up telehealth biz
Sep-26-2011 — Advantage Home Telehealth Inc. has signed a number of new contracts that will add potentially hundreds of new patients to its telehealth monitoring system, while bringing in at least $400,000 in new revenue.
Pledge to Expand Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Sep-26-2011 — The University at Buffalo has joined research universities across the country in a pledge to expand entrepreneurship, technology commercialization and regional economic development.
UB receives record $40M gift
Sep-26-2011 — An anonymous donation of $40 million to the University at Buffalo    will be used to jump-start the institution’s brand-new Clinical Translational Research Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and help UB push forward with its plans to construct a new medical school.
Cleveland BioLabs awarded $5M grant
Sep-26-2011 — A Buffalo biotech firm has received a $5 million grant from the Russian government to support cancer research.
Cleveland BioLabs and RUSNANO Enter Into Agreement
Sep-26-2011 — Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Open Joint Stock Company RUSNANO, a $10 billion Russian Federation fund with a mission to support high-tech and nanotechnology, to provide funding for CBLI's new subsidiary, Panacela Labs, Inc., which will develop a portfolio of new preclinical drug candidates.
Gillibrand seeks to empower women in business
Sep-26-2011 — Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand called for a revival of the "Rosie the Riveter" campaign Friday to galvanize women to become economically empowered during a round-table discussion with local female business owners and entrepreneurs.
Ivoclar gets tax breaks in Audubon expansion
Sep-26-2011 — Ivoclar Vivadent was awarded more than $900,000 in tax breaks by the Amherst Industrial Development Agency on Friday for its plan to expand its dental products plant in the Audubon Industrial Park.
Business Council Elects New Board Chair
Sep-23-2011 — The Business Council of New York State's Board of Directors has elected David F. Smith, Chairman and CEO of National Fuel Gas Company Company (NYSE: NFG) as chair of the Council's Board of Directors for the year ahead
Region's Jobless Rate Lowest in 3 Years
Sep-23-2011 — The unemployment rate in the Buffalo Niagara region dropped to 7.3 percent in August -- its lowest level since 2008, the state Labor Department reported Tuesday
Buffalo Jobless Rate Takes Drop
Sep-21-2011 — The unemployment rate for the Buffalo Niagara region dipped to 7.3 percent in August, running below that of New York state and the nation
Rich Tax Breaks Bolster Makers of Video Games
Sep-14-2011 — The United States government offers tax incentives to companies pursuing medical breakthroughs, urban redevelopment and alternatives to fossil fuels. It also provides tax breaks for a company whose hit video game this year was the gory Dead Space 2, which challenges players to advance through an apocalyptic battlefield by killing space zombies.
HSBC Unveils International Business Website
Sep-14-2011 — HSBC Bank USA N.A. -- now focusing on commercial and international banking -- has launched a website geared toward U.S. companies involved in international business.
Buffalo Economy Outpaces U.S. Average
Sep-14-2011 — The Buffalo area's economy grew at a healthy pace of 3 percent last year, outperforming the national average of 2.5 percent, according to figures released Tuesday.
Buffalo Bills are Most Attractive in NFL
Sep-14-2011 — It’s official. The Buffalo Bills are the most attractive team in the NFL. Granted, their on-field performance may not look so pretty lately, but this title isn’t based on victories.
Canadian Shippers Paying More for Freight
Sep-14-2011 — The cost of ground transportation for Canadian shippers increased markedly between March and April 2011 due to increases in carrier base rates and fuel surcharges, according to data recently published by the Canadian General Freight Index (CGFI).
U.S.-Canada Nexus Usage is on the Rise
Sep-13-2011 — The number of cross-border travelers using Nexus-only lanes at the Peace Bridge and Whirlpool Bridge is on the rise.
Medical Acoustics, UB Reaching COPD Patients with New Lung Flute
Sep-12-2011 — UB Professor of Medicine Sanjay Sethi, MD, has conducted clinical trials of the Lung Flute, a new product for COPD sufferers. UB is working with local company Medical Acoustics to commercialize the device.
New Clues to Molecular Understanding of Autism
Sep-12-2011 — Animal model research could lead to the development of diagnostic tests for autism based on biomarkers
NCI Awards $19.3M for Multisite Investigation of Cancer Disparities
Sep-12-2011 — BU, UNC, RPCI collaborating on largest study of breast cancer in African-Americans
Researchers from Roswell Park, Cleveland BioLabs Publish Curaxins Findings
Sep-12-2011 — First published research on class of low-toxicity anticancer agents, curaxins Dr. Gurova led the team that discovered these agents in the mid-2000s Phase I trials planned for latest curaxin agent
Tripathi praises signing of NYSUNY 2020
Sep-12-2011 — Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks before signing the NYSUNY 2020 legislation Tuesday in Albany
Behind The Scenes with Melissa Hagen
Sep-12-2011 — Tonawanda native Melissa Hagen moved back to the area from Washington, D.C.
Ceno Tech inks $200K Bahrain contract
Sep-12-2011 — A Buffalo biotechnology company says a new contract with a Persian Gulf aerospace company could open up new markets.
CureFAK to grow as RPCI Spin-off
Sep-12-2011 — CureFAKtor Pharmaceuticals LLC has taken the next step in its spin-off life by leasing lab, research and office space at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
SUNY schools chase cash to rebuild economy
Sep-12-2011 — The State University of New York’s four research centers are planning $825 million in health-related construction projects, creating 3,500 high-paying faculty and staff positions.
SUNY Fredonia starts building $60M science center
Sep-12-2011 — The most expensive capital project in SUNY Fredonia’s history is designed to better integrate the college’s science departments and enhance the reputation of its science programs.
New BNE Campaign Targets Businesses
Sep-12-2011 — Buffalo Niagara Enterprise has just launched a marketing campaign, “A Million Reasons to Expand Your Business to Buffalo Niagara,” with a video promoting the region’s selling points.
BNE Cites Successes in Business Activity
Sep-12-2011 — The Buffalo Niagara Enterprise is claiming 14 project “wins” in the last year, up 55 percent from the year before but still below its prerecession levels. The results from the region’s business development and marketing initiative are a sign that the Buffalo Niagara economy is beginning to rebound from the recession, although companies remain cautious about investing in expansion projects, BNE officials said Thursday.
BNE Report Cites New Investment, Jobs
Sep-12-2011 — Despite fighting one of the worst economies in recent memory, the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise claimed progress during its 2010-2011 fiscal year.
Milestone’ Project Begins in the Falls
Sep-08-2011 — On the eve of President Obama’s scheduled announcement about a jobs growth plan for America, local and state officials gathered Wednesday to celebrate the start of construction on a $430 million manufacturing plant that promises to bring several hundred new employment opportunities to the Niagara Falls area
Greenpac Ground Breaking Ceremony
Sep-08-2011 — Cascades and its partners hosted the construction kick off today for the new Greenpac Mill LLC (Greenpac) containerboard mill, to be located in Niagara Falls in New York State. The ground breaking ceremony was held in the presence of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Regional President of the Empire State Development (ESD), Sam Hoyt, Cascades' founders, Bernard, Laurent and Alain Lemaire, Marc-André Dépin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norampac, the three other project partners and num
10 Area Companies Spotted on Inc. List
Sep-01-2011 — Ten Western New York companies in half a dozen sectors are ranked in the 2011 Inc. 5000, the annual list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies
Joblessness in our Area Well Below U.S. Rate
Sep-01-2011 — Unemployment may be stubbornly high in the Buffalo Niagara region, but it's worse in most other U.S. cities.

August

Buffalo Ranks 39th in Private-Sector Job Growth
Aug-31-2011 — Buffalo continues to outperform a majority of the nation's major markets in a key measure of economic strength
Buffalo, Niagara Airports on Upswing
Aug-25-2011 — Despite a slight dip in passengers during July, air traffic out of Buffalo Niagara International Airport is up for the first seven months of the year
COLLINS AWARDS MORE TO ERIE COUNTY’S MICROENTERPRISE LOAN FUND
Aug-24-2011 — Erie County Executive Chris Collins today announced that additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding of $160,000 will be used to add to the Microenterprise Loan Fund that is administered by the Erie County Industrial Development Agency (ECIDA).
Buffalo Niagara Adds 9,900 Jobs in July as Positive Trend Continues
Aug-19-2011 — The Buffalo Niagara job market is continuing its very positive trend, adding jobs in both the private and public sector.
Phillips Lytle to open Office in Ontario
Aug-19-2011 — Phillips Lytle has opened its first Canadian office, to strengthen the law firm’s cross-border legal services
Nexus Border Pass Holders Caught Smuggling
Aug-18-2011 — More than 100 travelers have been caught at the U.S. border using their Nexus passes trying to smuggle goods into Canada, documents show. The Nexus program allows Canadian and American pass holders to pass through special lines when travelling between the two countries by land, air or water.
NYS Ranked No. 1 for Entrepreneurial Activity
Aug-16-2011 — New York has been ranked first in the nation for entrepreneurial activity, according to the State Entrepreneurship Index, a state-by-state measurement of entrepreneurial activity.
ECIDA Fund a Big Help to Small Biz
Aug-16-2011 — A business stimulus loan fund created by the Erie County Industrial Development Agency is credited with serving as a key financial lifeline for three firms
Canadian Government Plans to Shut Down at Least 280 Data Centers
Aug-16-2011 — In an effort to streamline its IT infrastructure and services, the government of Canada is planning to consolidate its data center footprint, hoping to go from the present 300 data centers down to less than 20
Buffalo Area Ranks 51st in Personal Income
Aug-12-2011 — Residents of Erie and Niagara counties earned a total of $43.43 billion last year, putting Buffalo in 51st place among the nation’s metropolitan areas
Rochester-Toronto Ferry Idea Resurfaces
Aug-12-2011 — Several years ago, the notion of a ferry connecting Rochester and Toronto via Lake Ontario was thought to be a good idea. It lasted about a year before it went aground and cost millions of dollars in taxpayer funds
Toronto Paper Hails Buffalo as Weekend Destination
Aug-12-2011 — The Toronto Star is recommending Buffalo as the destination for a "perfect weekend."
NYS SBDC ANNOUNCES US-CHINA BUSINESS & TRADE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
Aug-08-2011 — The New York State Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the United States Small Business Administration, the United States Department of Commerce, and Empire State Development will host the US-China Business & Trade Development Conference at the Conference Center in Niagara Falls, NY on September 20-21, 2011.
Riverkeeper Gets Grant for Riverbend
Aug-08-2011 — Through a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper has been awarded $167,000 in federal funding to support Phase II of the Buffalo Riverbend project.
Region's Council Starts Work
Aug-05-2011 — The state's new economic development council held a closed-door meeting Wednesday to start work on a regional plan for the Western New York economy -- a process that officials insisted will be open to the community in the future.
Big Drop in Electric Rates Seen for 2012
Aug-05-2011 — ALBANY—National Grid customers — especially large industrial customers — should get some significant relief from their electric bills next year.
State Agency Head Sees Gains in Improving Business Climate
Aug-05-2011 — Kenneth Adams has spent years working for business advocacy groups, pushing for New York to take steps to make the state a better place to do business.
Region’s Factories See Growth in July
Aug-05-2011 — The Buffalo Niagara region’s manufacturers shook off their spring swoon with a solid rebound during July that put them back in a growth mode for the first time in three months, a local purchasing managers group said Thursday.
APP Pharma Announces $27.8M Expansion of Grand Island Facility
Aug-02-2011 — a manufacturer of injectable pharmaceutical products that are used to treat infections and cancer, recently announced a major expansion at its Grand Island facility.
Asian Group Visits UB's Tech Incubator
Aug-02-2011 — delegation of energy officials from four South Asian countries visited the University at Buffalo
2Q profits rise 10% at Greatbatch
Aug-02-2011 — Net income and sales rose 10 percent and 4 percent, respectively, in the second quarter at Greatbatch Inc.
Upstate Enjoys Strong VC Quarter
Aug-02-2011 — Upstate technology companies secured $48.7 million in venture capital during the past three months, surpassing total investments for all of last year by nearly $3 million, according to a new report.

July

Roswell Park Moves up on U.S. News Ranking
Jul-29-2011 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute is moving up -- at least in one ranking of the nation's top cancer hospitals.
Oishei Foundation Grant Expands Bioinformatics Hub at UB
Jul-29-2011 — BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A major grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation will help the University at Buffalo's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences expand its bioinformatics and computational biology expertise on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) downtown.
Genesee County Ranked 3rd in US for Food Industry Growth
Jul-28-2011
Cuomo to WNY: Get Out of the Past
Jul-28-2011 — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday that it was time for regions such as Western New York to overcome internal rivalries and "parochialism" and come up with a unified economic-development plan as they compete for $1 billion in state funding.
Tripathi, Zemsky to Head Local Economic Development Council
Jul-26-2011 — Satish K. Tripathi, the president of University at Buffalo, and developer Howard A. Zemsky, will serve as the co-chairmen of the new regional economic development advisory council for Western New York, Gov. Cuomo announced today.
Region Gains 7,300 Jobs Over the Last Year
Jul-22-2011 — The Buffalo Niagara job market is heating up with the weather. The region added jobs during June at the fastest annual rate in almost three years, as the warm weather led to a big jump in construction work, the state Labor Department said Thursday.
RPCI Researcher Receives $4.5M Grant
Jul-18-2011 — A researcher at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Roswell Park Cancer Institute Latest from The Business Journals Roswell campaign adds another M giftThe journey from hefty to healthyBusy legislative year for Partnership Follow this company will share in a $17.6 million federal grant award, with more than $4.5 million coming into the Buffalo hospital.
'Selling' Buffalo Niagara to Site Selectors
Jul-15-2011 — The chairman of Dunn Tire LLC said he thinks if more people and businesses move to Western New York or expand here, his company will sell more tires. Dunn Tire is on pace this year to sell more than 850,000 sets of tires. “I can’t sell tires to people who don’t live here,” he said.
2011 Economic Guide Now Available
Jul-13-2011 — Buffalo Niagara Enterprise is pleased to announce the release of our 2011 Buffalo Niagara Economic Guide.
M&T Bank Signs Letter of Intent to Buy Data Center in Amherst
Jul-13-2011 — M&T Bank announced today that it has signed a letter of intent to purchase a building on Park Club Lane in the Town of Amherst, New York formerly operated as a data center by HSBC.
Premier Endorses Niagara Go Train
Jul-13-2011 — Ontario’s premier says he would rather expand Go Train service to the Niagara Region than build another expressway.
Galleria Signs Seven Tenants
Jul-13-2011 — The Walden Galleria has signed seven new tenants, including retailers that will be making their local debuts at the Cheektowaga shopping center.
'Bridge in Bloom' at Buffalo-Fort Erie Border
Jul-13-2011 — Travelers entering Fort Erie, Ont., and Buffalo via the Peace Bridge will see the results of the 11th annual “Bridge in Bloom” initiative.
For Canadian Manufacturers, Foreign Assets Tantalizingly Cheap
Jul-12-2011 — Gerry Price is a proud Canadian, the head of a company that has been making ventilation equipment for commercial buildings in Winnipeg since 1946.
Buffalo Niagara Shows Strong Regional Presence at BIO 2011
Jul-06-2011

June

Big Plans Unveiled for RiverBend Site
Jul-08-2011 — The vacant RiverBend property that borders the Buffalo River -- and was once home to Republic Steel’s local operations -- could find new life as a mixed-use development site.
Papermaker to Build New Falls Mill
Jun-30-2011 — A new $430 million paper mill in Niagara Falls got the formal go-ahead from its owners Monday, clearing the way for creation of 108 new local jobs.
NYPA Commemorates 50 Years of Production at Niagara Power Project
Jun-29-2011 — New York Power Authority Chairman Michael Townsend and President and Chief Executive Officer Richard M. Kessel joined state and local government officials Tuesday to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Niagara Power Project.
Falls Manufacturer Adding 108 Jobs
Jun-27-2011 — A multi-layered incentive package put together by the Empire State Development Corp. and other local economic development agencies helped convince a packaging manufacturer to expand its presence in Niagara Falls.
Senecas Seek Bigger Role as Area Developers
Jun-24-2011
Cleveland BioLabs Plans Stock Sale
Jun-24-2011 — A Buffalo-based drug-developer announced Friday that it expects to earn $22 million in net proceeds as part of a common stock sale to institutional investors
Applied Sciences Granted $516K for App
Jun-24-2011
UB Entity is Upstate Med & Tech Park Tenant
Jun-24-2011
Investors Pump $5M into Kinex
Jun-24-2011 — Kinex Pharmaceuticals Kinex Pharmaceuticals Latest from The Business Journals New CEO, new era at KinexTax credits fuel region's biotech expansionImportant products developed here Follow this company has closed a $5 million round of equity financing.
NY's Official State Vegetable
Jun-23-2011 — Corn is the winner in the matter of what should be the official vegetable of New York state.
New Domestic Lanes
Jun-22-2011
Region’s Job Growth Continued in May
Jun-17-2011 — The slow and steady job growth in the Buffalo Niagara region continued during May, fueled by stronger private sector hiring that offset an accelerating decline in government jobs.
GM will spend $33 million to upgrade local engine line
Jun-17-2011 — General Motors will invest about $33 million in its Town of Tonawanda engine plant to upgrade an existing engine line. GM and United Auto Workers leaders have scheduled a news conference with local elected officials for this morning to make a “positive investment announcement,” but they did not provide details.
U.S. Solar Power Industry Booms, Gains Globally
Jun-17-2011 — Some of the 24,000 mirrors, known as heliostats, at the eSolar Sierra SunTower power plant in Lancaster, Calif., reflect solar heat on May 12.
BioLabs joins Russell 3000
Jun-16-2011 — Buffalo biotechnology firm Cleveland BioLabs is joining the Russell 3000 stock index.
APP Project Gets $1.2 Million in Tax Credits
Jun-16-2011 — APP Pharmaceuticals’ planned expansion of its Grand Island plant is getting nearly $1.2 million in tax credits over a five-year period through the state’s main economic development incentive program
High Marks for Housing Affordability
Jun-16-2011 — If you're in the market for an affordable home, the Buffalo Niagara region isn't a bad place to look around
Brand New Steel Company Provides New Job Opportunities
Jun-16-2011 — Buffalo, NY - A brand new steel company is setting up shop here in Buffalo and they are looking to hire dozens of people right off the street. The company is Galvstar, LLC and they hosted a job fair on Wednesday.
RPCI Faculty Receive $8.5 Million In Disparities Grants
Jun-09-2011 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) faculty members have received recent grants supporting important work in breast and prostate-cancer research in specific populations
NIH Awards $1.36 Million to RPCI Scientists
Jun-09-2011 — Several Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) faculty members have received funding from federal agencies or national organizations in support of research projects that further the Institute’s mission to understand, prevent and cure cancer.
RPCI Director of Robotics Surgery, UB Collaborator Receive Award
Jun-09-2011 — To honor their work in developing robot-assisted surgical simulators and training tools, Khurshid A. Guru, MD, Director of Robotic Surgery at RPCI and University at Buffalo Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology, and Thenkurussi “Kesh” Kesavadas, PhD, UB Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, will receive the Faculty Entrepreneur Award at UB Partners Day on June 3.
$10 Million Gift sets stage for Roswell Park's Clinical Expansion
Jun-09-2011 — With a 39% increase in active patients in the past five years and a 58% rise in outpatient appointments over the past decade, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is launching a strategic initiative to keep pace with its clinical expansion needs.
Peter Frederick, MD, to Oversee Minimally Invasive Surgery
Jun-09-2011 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has named Peter Frederick, MD, to a new leadership role within the Department of Gynecologic Oncology.
UB proposes plan to build
downtown medical campus
Jun-09-2011
MS bone loss may be due to brain inflammation
Jun-09-2011 — Multiple sclerosis (MS) appears to be associated with loss of bone-mineral density, but that loss may not be due to lack of weight-bearing activity, the usual cause of osteoporosis.
UB dental care in jeopardy 
for Chautauqua County kids
Jun-09-2011 — Tooth decay is the most chronic disease among children. In one year, more than 51 million hours of school is missed because of tooth decay or other dental-related illness. And even when children with dental problems can attend school, research shows that these problems are distracting enough to impair classroom learning and behavior.
Bright Forum Brings Great Lakes High-Tech Investors and Entrepreneurs to Buffalo
Jun-09-2011 — Bright Buffalo Niagara, a high-tech initiative re-launched earlier this year, will bring Great Lakes investors, entrepreneurs and community leaders to Buffalo on June 9 for the Bright Forum -- a full day of networking and deal-making across the life sciences, energy, IT and advanced manufacturing sectors.
UB promotes development efforts at Partners Day
Jun-09-2011 — Event touts collaborations with businesses, agencies
Verizon Missed Out, Say IT Pros
Jun-09-2011 — Those who run area data centers say telecommunications giant Verizon should have thought twice before deciding in March to not build a $4.5 billion data center in the Town of Somerset.
U. S. Plans to Preclear Some Cargo in Canada
Jun-07-2011 — WASHINGTON — In hopes of reducing congestion on the Peace and Lewiston-Queenston bridges, the U. S. government will start a pilot project later this year to preclear some trucks and cargo in Canada before they reach the border.
Weekend Go Train Service Begins to Falls
Jun-07-2011
Children of Immigrants Dominate High School Science Competition
Jun-07-2011 — A new study found that 70 percent of the finalists in the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search competition were the children of immigrants.
Surface transportation-moved freight among NAFTA partners reached record value in March
Jun-07-2011 — In March, the value of cargo moved by surface transportation modes between the United States and Canada and Mexico climbed 15.6 percent year over year to $80.8 billion — the highest value since data collection began in 1994, besting the previous record set in April 2008 by 8.8 percent (not adjusted for inflation), according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Tim Hortons Replaces CEO
Jun-07-2011 — Tim Hortons Inc. is searching for a new CEO. The Oakville, Ont.-based chain of coffee-and-doughnut shops, whose U.S. headquarters are in Dublin, said Wednesday that CEO Don Schroeder is being replaced on an interim basis by former CEO Paul House
NF Airport Traffic Taking Off
Jun-07-2011 — shift in scheduled flights resulted in a slight drop in passenger traffic at Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
ECC Industrial Tech Thrives with Fresh Start
Jun-06-2011 — Today, 120 students get hands-on training and education in industry technology at ECC. The growth stems in large part from area manufacturers’ need to fill local jobs with skilled workers, according to the program’s department chair, Nate Witkowski
Are You Ready to Sell to The US Government?
Jun-03-2011 — Five clues tell you whether pursuing those opportunities could bring your company long term profit...or waste valuable corporate resources.

May

Moog Buys Motor Manufacturer
May-26-2011 — Moog Inc. has acquired a California motor manufacturer in a $25 million deal that will expand the Elma motion control equipment maker’s line of industrial components.
Dr. Trump Weighs In On Often-Unrecognized Benefits of Cancer Research
May-26-2011 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute President and CEO Donald L. Trump, MD, was one of two presenters at a National Coalition for Cancer Research “Cancer 101” congressional briefing, “The Hidden Value of Cancer Research: Creating Jobs, Growing the American Economy,” May 13 in Washington, DC. His comments focused on the positive economic impacts from job creation and technology transfer as well the cost savings that result from medical advances.
Developing Macromolecular Crystallization Technology
May-26-2011 — Joseph Luft and George DeTitta have received a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for their project “Enabling Technologies to Macromolecular Crystallization”.  This four-year award, which started May 1, 2011, provides $2.1M in support for the Hauptman-Woodward Institute’s High-Throughput Crystallization Screening Laboratory (HTSlab).
Jobless Rate in Region Improves Significantly
May-25-2011 — The unemployment rate in the Buffalo Niagara region dropped to 7.6 percent in April — the lowest for any month since the end of 2008, the state Labor Department reported Tuesday.
UB awarded breast cancer research grant
May-19-2011 — A new grant will allow University at Buffalo researchers the funds to develop an Internet-based education program on breast cancer.
UB becomes e-Design Center site
May-19-2011 — The University at Buffalo has been accepted as a full university member research site by the National Science Foundation’s e-Design Center.
Niagara Transformer plans expansion
May-19-2011 — Niagara Transformer Corp. plans to add 14 jobs over the next two years as part of an $8 million expansion project. The Erie County Industrial Development Agency board Monday approved $1.44 million in property, sales and mortgage recording tax incentives to support the Cheektowaga company’s project.
M&T Bank to Create 133 Jobs in Buffalo
May-19-2011 — M&T Bank Corp.’s top executive said the bank will create 133 new jobs in Buffalo as a result of its purchase of Delaware- based Wilmington Trust Corp., which M&T wrapped up Monday morning.
Roswell Report Card
May-16-2011 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) announced the release of Quality 2011, the Institute’s first comprehensive report card on its clinical trends and outcomes, as well as those key quality indicators that contribute significantly to a positive experience for RPCI patients and their families.
RPCI Surgeon Performs Nigeria’s First Known Radical Prostatectomy
May-16-2011 — Imagine learning that you have prostate cancer and need to undergo a radical prostatectomy — but in order to have the surgery, you’ll have to travel to India or England. That’s the reality for prostate cancer patients in Nigeria, and it puts the treatment out of reach for the vast majority of men who need it. But things are beginning to change, and it all started in an operating room at Shawsand Medical Centre in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Surgeon-Engineer Team Debuts Procedure-Specific Modules For Robot-Assisted Surgery
May-16-2011 — Two life-sciences entrepreneurs are launching the first procedure-specific software modules for robot-assisted surgery. Through a combination of simulation and haptic technologies, these first-of-their kind training modules guide novice surgeons’ hands through every step of four key robot-assisted surgical procedures, helping users to become proficient in these highly complex operations — toward the goal of ensuring patient safety and improving surgical outcomes.
Dr. Philip McCarthy Presents Data at the 13th International Myeloma Workshop
May-16-2011 — Updated data from a National Cancer Institute-sponsored clinical trial conducted by the Cancer and Leukemia Group (CALGB) was presented May 5 at the 13th International Myeloma Workshop in Paris, France.
Gates Foundation backs UB initiative
May-16-2011 — A global health research project by University at Buffalo researchers was selected to receive funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
UB Receives $100,000 Gates Foundation Grant
May-16-2011 — Glenna Bett of UB will use her grant from the Gates Foundation to develop a device that could make childbirth safer worldwide.
UB to honor M&T Bank as vital partner
May-16-2011 — UB Partners Day includes exhibits showcasing how businesses, community organizations and nonprofits can benefit from UB’s labs, experts and training resources.
BioNetwork assists WNY biotech startups
May-16-2011 — UB’s Office of Science, Technology Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR) promotes the growth of businesses grounded in research developed at UB, with the aim of having a positive impact on the Western New York economy.
Plan For Helipad at Buffalo General Hospital is Approved
May-16-2011 — The City of Buffalo has approved Buffalo General Hospital’s request to build a helipad. 
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital First to Launch the Electronic Medical Record
May-16-2011 — Millard Fillmore Suburban became the first hospital within Kaleida Health to go live with the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. This milestone has been in the works for over 12 months as clinical, technical, and administrative staff members have collaborated to design a tool that will assist in improving the delivery of health care across the organization.
Cleveland BioLabs Announces Patent
May-16-2011
What's the New Word? 'Buffalo For Real'
May-13-2011 — That's the new brand identity that local tourism officials unveiled Tuesday for the Buffalo Niagara region as part of a campaign designed to highlight the area's cultural tourism assets.
Cross-Border Expansion Looks Promising
May-13-2011 — Market conditions seem to be about right for businesses in Southern Ontario and Western New York that are pursuing cross-border expansion.
Astronics Upbeat Over Robust Orders
May-06-2011 — Astronics Corp. set some records in 2010, but Peter J. Gundermann said he is even more upbeat about what he sees on the horizon. “The way I look at this business, the best leading indicator of what we’re going to be doing in the future is what our order rates are,” Gundermann, Astronics’ president and chief executive officer, said at the company’s annual meeting Thursday. “If order rates are bigger than our sales numbers, we should be growing. And that’s what we expect to happen this year.”
National Fuel's Rising Profits Top Forecasts
May-06-2011 — Soaring natural gas production from the Marcellus Shale and a gain from the sale of its landfill gas business caused National Fuel Gas Co.'s second-quarter profits to jump by 44 percent, the Amherst-based energy company said.
Mod-Pac Pleased by Growth in Weak Economy
May-06-2011 — Mod-Pac Corp. chief executive Daniel G. Keane won’t make predictions about the Buffalo printing company’s future. But he’s pretty pleased with how it’s been doing lately.
Astronics Earnings Jump 53 Percent
May-06-2011 — Strong demand for its aircraft lighting and electronics products helped Astronics Corp.'s first-quarter profits jump by 53 percent, the East Aurora-based company said today.
Local Factories Show Growth in April
May-06-2011 — The Buffalo Niagara region's manufacturers kept chugging along at a solid clip during April, a local purchasing managers group reported Tuesday.
First Niagara Adding Jobs and Commits to Buffalo as the Bank's Headquarters
May-06-2011 — First Niagara Financial Group said Monday that it expects to continue to grow in markets outside of upstate and Western New York, but that expansion elsewhere will still bring benefits locally as the bank reiterated its commitment to Buffalo as its home.
Moog's Earnings Jump 22 Percent
May-06-2011 — Moog Inc.'s second-quarter profits jumped by 22 percent as the Elma aerospace company's industrial products business continued to rebound, while its space and defense controls segment strengthened.
UB's Ross Eye Institute Awarded $1.95 million
May-05-2011 — The Ira G. Ross Eye Institute and the Department of Ophthalmology, University at Buffalo/The State University of New York, announced the award of a 5-year, $1.95 million grant to conduct research on retinal development, with the long-term goal of improved treatment of retinal diseases.
Entrepreneurship Competition Awards more than $10,000 to Info Tech Company
May-05-2011 — More than $10,000 in seed funding was awarded to an information technology company that won first place in the University at Buffalo's Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC).
First Niagara Expanding With 500 Jobs
May-05-2011 — A combination of recent acquisitions and its own growth is prompting a plan by First Niagara Financial Group Inc. to add 500 employees – mostly in Western New York – to its workforce.
Shaw Festival Acts as Economic Engine
May-05-2011 — The Shaw Festival, besides being a major tourism driver for Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., adds significant loonies to the cash drawers of that region’s restaurants, shops and hotels.
It's Southwest for 1 in 3 BNIA Fliers
May-05-2011 — Southwest Airlines dominance at Buffalo Niagara International Airport was further cemented in March as the low-cost carrier handled 31 percent of those flying out of the Cheektowaga facility.
Canadians Ring U.S. Cash Registers
May-05-2011 — American retailers, especially those in border communities like the Buffalo Niagara region, were singing “O Canada” with good reason.
Buffalo Again Seeks 'All-America' Status
May-05-2011 — Buffalo was named a finalist in the National Civic League’s All-America City Awards, an annual competition for civic activists and community-problem-solvers.
RPCI Earns National Distinction For Bone Marrow Transplants
May-03-2011 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Transplants® by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York for demonstrating better overall quality of care and patient results in bone marrow/stem cell (autologous and allogeneic) procedures. Approximately 100 Blue Distinction Centers for Transplants have been designated in the US, with only three facilities in New York State designated for adult bone marrow/stem cell transplants.
Chernobyl, 25 Years Later: Lessons for Japan?
May-03-2011 — On the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, a comment published by Lancet Oncology describes the known health consequences of the 1986 event. The authors are Kirsten B. Moysich, PhD, MS, and Philip McCarthy, Jr., MD, both of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), and Per Hall, PhD, of Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden — who have contributed to numerous scholarly articles on this topic, including the first major United Nations Report into the effects of the Chernobyl accident
Fredonia incubator serving its purpose
May-03-2011 — The SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator is bursting at the seams with people, looking to add more this summer and is ahead of its original business plan to increase employment sooner.

April

M&T reports strong 1st quarter profits
Apr-29-2011 — M&T Bank Corp. said Monday that first-quarter profits rose 36 percent, as lending income rose, credit costs fell and noninterest income surged despite regulatory changes that dampened fees from deposit service charges.
Rich seeks tax incentives for $3.4 million work at HQ
Apr-29-2011 — Rich Products Corp. plans to spend $3.4 million to upgrade and maintain the infrastructure of its world headquarters campus on the city’s West Side and has asked the Erie County Industrial Development Agency to chip in some incentives.
Profits soar 55% at First Niagara
Apr-29-2011 — First Niagara Financial Group, fresh off completing its third major purchase in two years, said first-quarter profits soared 55 percent, as its acquisitions paid off in higher revenues, commercial lending and market share, while credit quality improved.
CTG’s first-quarter profits rise 58%, beating forecasts
Apr-29-2011 — Higher demand for information technology staffing combined with a smattering of new health care solutions projects to boost Computer Task Group’s first-quarter profits by 58 percent.
First Niagara growth spurt isn't over
Apr-29-2011 — John R. Koelmel, a week after wrapping up First Niagara Financial Group's biggest acquisition ever, hasn't lost the urge to buy.
2 Canadian cos. set sites on area
Apr-29-2011 — Two Canadian companies have decided to open U.S. locations in the Buffalo Niagara. Fashion Village, a women’s clothing distributor has signed a lease to open a distribution center in Lewiston. Fashion Village decided to move the center to Lewiston to avoid paying high import tariffs.
UB Launches Life Sciences Academy
Apr-29-2011 — The iSciWNY workforce development program, created by the University at Buffalo's New York Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), is collaborating with the West Seneca Central School District to create a first-of-its-kind academy that links high school students with potential employers in Western New York's growing life sciences industry.
Planning Board approves Canisius Science Hall
Apr-29-2011 — Canisius College is expected to begin work next month on the first phase of a $68 million Science Hall after the city's Planning Board gave its approval Tuesday.
International interest for LifeCell Dx
Apr-25-2011 — A Korean TV crew will be in Amherst on Friday at LifeCell Dx Inc., a company specializing in male infertility.
CCSVI may be result, not cause, of MS
Apr-25-2011 — Results of a study led by UB neurologist Robert Zivadinov suggest that chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency may be a result, rather than a cause, of multiple sclerosis.
Quality is the name of the game
for UB’s 15th president
Apr-25-2011 — A fourth-generation educator, it may have been inevitable that Satish K. Tripathi would become a university president.
Providing dental care to the world
Apr-25-2011 — Buffalo Outreach and Community Assistance (BOCA) is an organization dedicated to providing care to underserved areas, created and sustained by students in UB’s School of Dental Medicine.
Study links vitamin D levels
to age-related macular degeneration
Apr-25-2011 — Research by Amy Millen examines the link between vitamin D levels and age-related macular degeneration.
Promising Phase II Anti-cancer Src Kinase/Pretubulin Dual Inhibitor from Kinex Pharmaceuticals
Apr-25-2011 — Kinex Pharmaceuticals, LLC and Hanmi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. announced today the execution of a license agreement granting Hanmi Pharmaceuticals exclusive rights to their lead compound, KX01, for all oncology indications in selected Asian Territories.
Honoring a Nobel Laureate
Apr-22-2011 — Herbert A. Hauptman has won dozens of honors as a renowned mathematician, but none more prestigious than the one he received in 1985: the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Hauptman, president of Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute (HWI) and UB professor of structural biology, was the first mathematician to win the Nobel in chemistry.
Slow but Steady Job Gains Point to Region’s Recovery
Apr-15-2011 — The Buffalo Niagara region added jobs for the seventh straight month during March, solidifying the area’s slow recovery from the steep job losses it endured during the Great Recession.
Bank Buys Connecticut Insurance Brokerage
Apr-15-2011 — First Niagara Financial Group is pushing ahead with its expansion plans for New England, buying a Connecticut insurance brokerage even with its primary Connecticut bank deal not yet completed.
Commercial Banking in the U.S. and Standard Credit Products and Terms
Apr-12-2011 — Commercial banks are for-profit institutions that offer business and consumer banking services such as: business loans, cash management, checking, savings and money market accounts, time deposits, trust services and financial planning. They are categorized as federal, state member or state nonmember commercial banks, and all are insured by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation). There are 7,760 commercial banks in the United States that range in size from small single branch institut
CME President & CEO to address Customs and Border Protection 2011 Trade Symposium
Apr-12-2011 — Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) President & CEO Jayson Myers has accepted an invitation to address the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 2011 Trade Symposium, April 13, in Washington.
Schimminger Proposes R&D Seed Fund
Apr-12-2011 — A new state fund that would help underwrite research and development-based start-up companies is being championed by Assemblyman Robin Schimminger. Schimminger, the Town of Tonawanda Democrat and dean of the area’s state lawmakers, has proposed legislation that would create SEED-NY, a $25 million pool of money that would grant funds to start-up firms, especially those in emerging new technologies. The funding would be capped at $500,000 for most applicants, although biotechnology-based firms
BiNational Seeks to Improve Relations
Apr-12-2011 — The warm relations between the United States and Canada should be expanded to the economic benefit of both countries, officials said as they kicked off the 2011 BiNational Dialogue session.
Plan Expedites U.S.-Canada Truck Traffic
Apr-12-2011 — A new ExpressPass program for trucks using the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge should help alleviate traffic back-ups for all motorists. The ExpressPass program, instituted by the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission, is the first of its kind along the northern borders between the U.S. and Canada, which border each other along 11 states.
Buffalo Shoots up in National Small-Business Rankings
Apr-12-2011 — Western New York has risen dramatically in the latest national rankings of small-business vitality. The Buffalo area is No. 29 in the standings of 100 major metropolitan areas, as rated by The Business Journals, the online arm of Business First’s parent company, American City Business Journals Inc.
Direct Air Adds 2 Destinations from NFIA
Apr-12-2011 — Direct Air, the busiest of the three air carriers at Niagara Falls International Airport, is adding two more warm-weather destinations to its map.
Late-night Deal Averts Government Shutdown
Apr-12-2011 — WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders and President Obama struck a late-night deal to avoid a government shutdown at midnight Friday.
Alpina to Build Batavia Plant
Apr-11-2011 — Batavia has landed a new manufacturing plant that will house operations for a South American company that specializes in producing high end dairy products.
ALPINA FOODS, GCEDC announce Decision TO LOCATE MANUFACTURING OPERATION IN BATAVIA, NY
Apr-08-2011
Bright Buffalo Niagara Offers Events and Resources
Apr-07-2011 — A consortium of over 15 regional organizations has launched Bright Buffalo Niagara (Bright), a community-driven initiative that will host a series of events for investors, entrepreneurs and other professionals looking to build a high-tech economy across the Great Lakes region, including in Southern Ontario.
Future plans unveiled for medical campus
Apr-07-2011 — It's one of Buffalo's great success stories and the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus showed off some big dreams for the future Wednesday night.
U.S. News ranks UB grad programs
Apr-07-2011 — Several UB graduate and professional schools—including the UB engineering, medicine, law, business and nursing schools—were recognized as among the best in the country by U.S. News and World Report in its annual ranking of “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” released on March 15.
Medical Campus Growth Has Only Begun
Apr-07-2011 — With thousands of new jobs and nearly 50 new companies, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus has evolved significantly over the past 10 years. But lots more is yet to come. That was the main message campus officials planned to deliver Wednesday night during an event to highlight its updated strategic plan.
Massive development at medical campus is detailed at forum
Apr-07-2011 — The developers and caretakers of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus provided an update Wednesday on one of the region’s burgeoning assets.
Pharma Production at Medical Campus
Apr-07-2011 — A new partnership will see small scale pharmaceutical manufacturing begin on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Cleveland BioLabs shares jump
Apr-07-2011 — Cleveland BioLabs shares jumped by 10 percent Monday as the crisis at Japan’s nuclear power plants focused investors’ attention on the Buffalo biotechnology company’s anti-radiation sickness drug.
Upstate MedTech Commercialization Centre joins BIA/NYS
Apr-07-2011 — Our newest member is the Dr. Bruce A. Holm Upstate MedTech Commercialization Centre, a project of the Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC), which is developing a 34-acre Med & Tech Park in Batavia, across the street from Genesee Community College (GCC).
U.S. Army Grant to Study Lung-Cancer Recurrence
Apr-06-2011 — Saikrishna Yendamuri, MD, FACS, Assistant Professor in the Departments of Surgical Oncology and Thoracic Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), has been awarded a $555,103 grant from the U.S. Army to develop a way to help predict which lung-cancer patients are more likely to have their cancer recur after surgery.
RPCI Invited To Be Part Of NCI-Funded Immunotherapy Research Network
Apr-06-2011 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is one of 27 North American research institutions that have been selected to be part of the Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network (CITN), a new immunotherapy initiative funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, Director of the Center for Immunotherapy and Chair of Gynecologic Oncology at RPCI, will serve as Principal Investigator of the Institute’s role in this collaborative investigative effort.

March

Solar System Gets its Place in the Sun
Apr-06-2011 — Riverview Solar Technology Park will put DuPont's solar technology to the test, to see how the company's product performs in a rigorous climate like the Northeast's.
Honeywell Sample Lithium Plant Finished
Mar-31-2011 — Honeywell International has finished building a sample plant at its Buffalo research and development center, where the company will make test amounts of a vital component of lithium-ion batteries.
Group Promoting Innovation Expands
Mar-28-2011 — A group of more than 15 organizations has rebranded and expanded its efforts to link entrepreneurs and investors to bolster a high-tech economy across the region
Buffalo Area Gains 2,100 jobs
Mar-25-2011 — The Buffalo area added 2,100 jobs during the past year
ECIDA Approves Incentives
Mar-25-2011 — Erie County Industrial Development Agency Approves Incentives Totaling More than $4.5 Million in incentives to Support Over $34 million in Business Investments
Medical Campus Growth Has Only Begun
Mar-25-2011
Buffalo Area Continues Slow Job Recovery
Mar-25-2011 — The Buffalo Niagara region added jobs for the sixth straight month during
City of Buffalo Wins CNU22
Mar-18-2011 — Not many cities can boast of being home to buildings from Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and H.H. Richardson all situated within their borders. Nor do many cities hold an extensively incorporated Frederick Law Olmstead-designed park system. Buffalo can claim both. And come 2014, The Queen City can also lay claim as host to the 22nd annual Congress for the New Urbanism.
Collins Touts Achievements in State of County Speech
Mar-18-2011 — Chris Collins strummed conservative refrains Wednesday during an annual speech to herald his work over the past year and drive home his priorities as an Erie County executive who happens to be vaulting into campaign mode.
State Program Helps Businesses
Mar-16-2011 — Small and midsized businesses in Western New York and surrounding areas can get up to $25,000 in matching funds to create and retain jobs from a state-funded economic stimulus program administered locally by that University at Buffalo.
Sabres' Owner Arrives with Championship Goal
Mar-15-2011 — For three months, Terry Pegula was merely the mysterious guy attempting to purchase the Buffalo Sabres. Confidentiality agreements prohibited him from talking, so he was forced to remain in the background. With the sale finally complete Tuesday, he wanted everyone in Sabreland to know all about him
Buffalo Sandwich Makes National List
Mar-15-2011 — A Buffalo-born sandwich is making national headlines. Jim's Steakout has made a list of "America's Best New Sandwiches, Part II" for its creation called "The Stinger."
Canadian Exports Finished 2010 with 10.8 Percent Surge to U.S.
Mar-15-2011 — The improving U.S. economy is positively affecting one of America’s key trading partners — Canada. Canadian exporters finished 2010 with their best business month in nearly 30 years. December 2010 also marked exporters’ greatest trade surplus with the United States since the recession began.
Nonprofit NxtArrow Eyes New Businesses
Mar-15-2011 — A new business development company known as nxtArrow is looking for a few good start-ups and hopes to find them in Buffalo. The nonprofit recently signed a lease in downtown Buffalo’s Electric Tower building. Using its own network, nxtArrow wants to work with local entrepreneurs that have sufficient start-up funds, or, emerging companies that, while adequately funded, have an interest in locating to Buffalo. The company can provide one year of free rent and other business services in its Elec
M&T Survey Sizes up Economy
Mar-15-2011 — A majority of American consumers are reporting overall better financial health now that the worst of the recession has passed, but those between age 25 and 49 continue to struggle with debt, according to a survey recently conducted for M&T Bank.
NF Outlet Mall Adds Barneys
Mar-15-2011 — Retailing giant Barneys has signed a lease to open an outlet location in Niagara Falls. The move is Barneys first location in New York state, outside the metropolitan New York City area. Barneys has leased 5,000-square-feet in the Fashion Avenue section of Fashion Outlets of New York, joining such upscale tenants as Hugo Boss, Polo/Ralph Lauren, Coach and Saks Fifth Avenue.
Finger Lakes Medical Equipment CEO to Head ESDC
Mar-10-2011 — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday nominated the CEO of a privately owned medical equipment maker based in the Finger Lakes region to become head of the state’s lead economic development agency.
CTG Plans on Hiring 100 More Employees
Mar-10-2011 — Computer Task Group is looking to expand its local work force by almost a third — 100 jobs in all — because of rapid growth in the work that the Buffalo-based information technology company does in the health care industry.
Region Continues to Add More Jobs
Mar-10-2011 — The Buffalo Niagara region added jobs for the fifth straight month during January -- a sign that the local labor market is slowly beginning to rebound, the state Labor Department reported Wednesday.
UB professor to enter Inventors Hall of Fame
Mar-09-2011 — The University at Buffalo professor, whose pioneering work with battery technology has earned her more patents than any other woman in the United States, will be one of the inductees in the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2011.
Spring start on Canisius' science building
Mar-09-2011 — A $16 million financing deal, coupled with a $2 million grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation, will support the first phase of Canisius College’s upcoming $68 million Science Hall building project.
Give Kids a Smile
Mar-09-2011 — About 500 public schoolchildren from across Western New York received free dental treatment as part of UB's 10th annual "Give Kids a Smile" day.
Tax credits fuel region's biotech expansion
Mar-09-2011 — Cleveland BioLabs Inc. received more than $30 million in federal grants and contracts in recent years to support research into oncology therapies and anti-radiation drugs.
Life sciences decoded
Mar-09-2011 — Marnie Lavigne can’t work medical wonders, but she can get wonderful medical work into the world
Tops Seeks to Grow by Going Smaller
Mar-04-2011 — Tops Markets is starting to think small. The Amherst-based supermarket chain on Monday took the wraps off the first new store it has opened in the Buffalo Niagara region in eight years.
Batavia Selected one of Nations Fastest Growing Micros
Mar-04-2011 — For the seventh year running, Genesee County has been named one of the nation's top ten Micropolitans by Site Selection Magazine's Governor's Cup edition. 
State Senate OKs Bill Supporting UB 2020
Mar-04-2011 — Legislation giving the University at Buffalo expanded financial autonomy and the ability to raise tuition annually was overwhelmingly approved Wednesday by the State Senate.
Real Estate Market Can’t be Looking Back
Mar-02-2011 — The commercial real estate market is starting to come back — slowly but surely — but it’s not likely to reach the unrealistic peaks of 2007 ever again, a national property expert told a crowd of Buffalo-area property-and economic- development officials Tuesday.
IMMCO moves lab division to downtown medical corridor
Mar-01-2011 — An Amherst-based diagnostic products and services company that bought a laboratory division from Upstate New York Transplant Services has now spent $1 million to relocate that business to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Improving Diversity in the Academic Sciences is Goal of NIH Grant
Mar-01-2011 — The University at Buffalo, in partnership with the University of Rochester and Upstate Medical University, has been awarded a $2 million grant to establish a mentoring program to promote career success among diverse and differently abled junior faculty members in the academic sciences.
One-fifth of children with MS fail 
to respond to first-line treatment
Mar-01-2011 — Researchers from the National Network of Pediatric MS Centers of Excellence, in the first retrospective study of the response of children with multiple sclerosis to standard, or first-line, therapies, found that one-fifth of patients involved in the review required “second-line” treatments.
ECMC's hyperbaric unit on line
Mar-01-2011 — The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, located in a 3,500-square-foot space on the ground floor, is designed to speed healing for trauma, surgical, diabetes and other slow-healing wounds. The facility, staffed by six surgeons and three podiatrists, includes two hyperbaric chambers.

February

nxtARROW Debuts in Western New York
Feb-25-2011
First FDA-Approved Cancer Treatment Vaccine
Feb-25-2011 — The nation’s first FDA-approved cancer treatment vaccine, Provenge (sipuleucel-T), is being offered for the first time in Western New York at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI). The vaccine is designed for men with advanced prostate cancer who have limited treatment options and who meet eligibility requirements. “It’s the first time we are able to offer immunotherapy with an FDA-approved product,” says Roberto Pili, MD, Chief of the Genitourinary Section in RPCI’s Department of Medicine.
Study of TAK1 Enzyme Searches for New Ways to Stop Breast Cancer
Feb-25-2011 — New research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) with the goal of developing a drug that could stop the spread of breast cancer has received support from the Elsa U. Pardee Foundation through a $62,500 grant. Andrei Bakin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cancer Genetics at RPCI, will lead the research that seeks to better understand how a protein enzyme known as TAK1 can be manipulated to slow or stop the spread of breast cancer.
Roswell Park Creates Center of Excellence for Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
Feb-25-2011 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute has created an Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) with Cancer program to expand and enhance its treatment and services addressing the medical, social, psychological, cultural and educational needs of young adults facing cancer. The program will be funded by The Steadfast Foundation.
UB introduces two new job fairs
Feb-25-2011 — The University at Buffalo will host two fairs for engineering majors – the Virtual Global Engineering Career Fair on Tuesday, March 1 and the On-Campus Global Engineering Career Fair on Friday, March 4. The former will take place entirely online, with students virtually "meeting" prospective employers. The latter, for master's and doctoral-level students, will stick to a traditional format and so far involves 15 companies. Both fairs will include domestic and international employers.
$2 million in stimulus funding supports
purchase of two mass spectrometers
Feb-25-2011 — Two new, high-powered mass spectrometers worth a total of more than $2 million will enable UB scientists to conduct a variety of health and environmental studies without outsourcing lab work to institutions outside Western New York.
Academic-industry collaboration 
behind growth of medical device company
Feb-25-2011 — The success of Buffalo-based Medical Acoustics, a medical device company expecting to turn a profit for the first time in 2011, exemplifies how partnerships with universities like UB can help businesses bring new products to market.
New techniques for stapling peptides
could spur drug development
Feb-25-2011 — UB researchers have devised two new ways of “stapling” peptide helices to prevent these medically important molecules from losing their shape and degrading in the presence of enzymes.
Kaleida/UB project halfway there
Feb-25-2011 — Officials from the HMO provided an update Monday on the heart vascular institute and research complex that is being attached to Buffalo General Hospital. The project has been under construction since September 2009. The first portion of the structure, housing the emergency department, is expected to open in November.
IMMCO lab on line in Buffalo
Feb-25-2011 — Company officials opened the site Monday. The UNYLAB Transplant Immunology, Immunogenetics, and Diagnostic Immunologytesting and consulting services unit will house 20 IMMCO employees with plans to increase this number by 20 percent by the end of the year. Along with the move, UNYLAB will now officially be named IMMCO Diagnostics.
Greatbatch, Boston Scientific expand deal
Feb-25-2011 — Greatbatch Medical has signed a five-year agreement with Boston Scientific’s Cardiology, Rhythm and Vascular Group.
Upstate Trends in Real Estate 2011
Feb-24-2011 — ULI – the Urban Land Institute and the New York District Council presents its first annual “Upstate Trends in Real Estate” event, featuring insights from leading experts both nationally and locally. The inaugural event will feature a presentation of the “Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2011 Report”—a publication from PricewaterhouseCoopers and ULI—as well as a session on the outlook for the upstate New York region, including a panel of leading area real estate investors and experts.
Larkin District Plan Gets $1.8 Million Tax Break
Feb-18-2011 — Developers Howard Zemsky and Doug Swift are getting more than $1.8 million in tax breaks for their $8.4 million project to build a new headquarters building for debt collector Capital Management Services in the Larkin District.
AAA Localizing its Travel Magazine
Feb-18-2011 — The AAA of Western and Central New York's travel magazine is going local. The auto club has revamped the magazine that it sends each quarter to more than 575,000 member households to focus on local and regional travel destinations, rather than far-flung tourist spots, like the Caribbean or Europe
Mayor Lauded in Seeking 3-year Property Tax Freeze
Feb-18-2011 — Mayor Byron W. Brown's call for a three-year freeze on city property tax rates is winning praise from homeowners, business leaders and some lawmakers. Brown's push to revamp Buffalo's assessment policies, changing annual property revaluations to once every three years, also has garnered early support.
Giving life sciences firms a hand
Feb-14-2011 — Nole, a longtime consultant in the life sciences sector, signed a deal with BNMC officials for 13,000 square feet in the ground floor of the Innovation Center at 640 Ellicott St. downtown. The space, vacated this fall when Chakra Communication moved its operations out to Lancaster, will give Nole’s business a very visible presence at the Innovation Center.
ECIDA Helped 67 Projects in 2011
Feb-11-2011 — The Erie County Industrial Development Agency last year provided more than $230 million in incentives to 67 projects that are expected to create more than 1,000 local jobs over the next two years, the economic development organization said today
Survey Finds Business Leaders More Confident
Feb-11-2011 — Upstate New York business leaders are more confident about the economy and their own prospects than at any time in the past four years, but they still are not ready to invest or borrow too much. And they have little faith in state government, a new study shows.
University at Buffalo Global Engineering Career Fair
Feb-09-2011 — Are you a Canadian employer seeking candidates to fill engineering, technical jobs, and internship opportunities?
Employees called key to GEICO success
Feb-03-2011 — A company's brand and reputation are among its most valuable assets, but they're only as good as the service provided to customers by its employees, the head of auto insurer GEICO Corp. said Wednesday evening in Cheektowaga.
Small Businesses in N. Y. to Benefit Through Federal Grant of $3 million
Feb-03-2011 — A new $3 million federal grant to an arm of the U. S. Small Business Administration will provide more resources to small businesses across New York State, including five more business-development advisers for Western New York.
62 Major Markets Add Jobs; Buffalo Ranks 43rd in U
Feb-03-2011 — Nearly two-thirds of the nation’s major labor markets added private-sector jobs in 2010, and Buffalo was among them.
Niagara IDA Nears Deal with S. Ont. co.
Feb-03-2011 — A Hamilton, Ont., corrugated box manufacturer has selected a Lewiston location for its first U.S. operation. The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency is working with HT Productions Inc. on an incentive package that will help finance the company’s plans to acquire a vacant 55,000-square-foot building on Ridge Road where it will set up shop, for the first time, in the U.S. HT Productions makes corrugated paper products for the industrial sector.
Holiday Valley Adds Non-Skiing Attractions
Feb-03-2011 — The latest investment by Holiday Valley Ski Resort will see the Ellicottville skiing and golfing center adding two new attractions including a “Mountain Coaster.”
Tim Hortons Fundraiser to Aid Hospital Foundation
Feb-03-2011 — For the ninth straight year, Tim Hortons is seeking to raise money for Women & Children’s Hospital Foundation of Buffalo through the restaurant chain’s smile cookie fundraiser, which kicks off today.
Crossing the Border with Old Convictions
Feb-02-2011 — Gone are the days of simply stating one’s citizenship and entering the U.S. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), now in effect for over a year, requires all travelers to present a passport or other document that denotes identity and citizenship when entering the U.S.
BNE Jumps on Social Media Bandwagon
Jan-31-2011 — The local business development and marketing group is increasingly turning to social media sites as a way to get its message out to site selectors and company executives.

January

5 Markets Beating the Housing Bust
Mar-05-2012 — Stocks aren't the only investments returning to pre-downturn levels. In some cities, home prices have recovered and in some cases even surpassed 2008 levels
M&T Lauded With Small Biz Awards
Feb-22-2012 — M&T Bank has received 14 awards for small business banking — more than any other bank in the nation — as part of the 2011 Greenwich Excellence Awards for Small Business Banking released in January.
New Mill to Produce Galfan
Jan-31-2011 — There is a new coating line under construction in Buffalo, New York. Galvstar LLC is being built in the former American Axle & Manufacturing plant on the East Side of Buffalo.
Cancer Connect
Jan-29-2011 — Called "CancerConnect," the project aims to bring together the hospital's cancer patients, along with caregiving families and interested others, into a warm and friendly circle of communication.
Training Accreditation a Milestone for RPCI Robotic-Surgery Program
Jan-29-2011 — Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has become the first institution in the United States to be accredited as a Training Institute in Robot-Assisted Surgery by the Société Internationale d’Urologie (SIU). The accreditation allows RPCI to participate in the SIU scholarship program for young urologists, a cornerstone of the association’s educational mission.
Tax credit works for Honeywell
Jan-29-2011 — A whole lot more of New York’s industrial facilities could resemble Buffalo’s Honeywell Specialty Materials plant if Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Rep. Brian Higgins succeed in expanding tax credits for research and development.
In Harmony: Academic-Industry Collaboration Behind the Growth of Medical Acoustics LLC
Jan-29-2011 — The success of Buffalo-based Medical Acoustics, a medical device company expecting to turn a profit for the first time in 2011, exemplifies how partnerships with universities like the University at Buffalo can help businesses bring new products to the market.
Roswell Park Staff Contribute Footage For Ridley Scott’s Life in a Day
Jan-29-2011 — “Every day, 6.7 billion people view the world through their own unique lens,” read the text of the ad on YouTube. “Imagine if there was a way to collect all of these perspectives, to aggregate and mold them into the cohesive story of a single day on earth.”
Higgins draws nation’s attention to RPCI’s role as research leader
Jan-29-2011 — America’s first cancer center is still leading the fight to understand, prevent and cure cancer — and the nation heard that message from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday.
RIA researcher awarded $1.8 million
to study prenatal exposure to alcohol
Jan-29-2011 — Roh-Yu Shen, senior research scientist at UB’s Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to continue her study of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Cloud computing platform eases access,
understanding of evolutionary biology
Jan-29-2011 — An innovative, educational computing platform developed by UB faculty members and hosted by the cloud (remote, high-capacity, scalable servers) is helping UB students understand parts of evolutionary biology on an entirely new level. Soon, high school and middle school students will benefit from the same tool as well.
Business Exporters Told to Seek Emerging Markets
Jan-28-2011 — Western New York businesses are already demonstrating their prowess in international trade, but the companies need to start shifting more to emerging markets such as Brazil, China and India instead of focusing on Canada, Mexico and Europe, a local economist said Wednesday.
Commercial Real Estate Doing Pretty Well, Survey Finds
Jan-24-2011 — After much trepidation over how Western New York’s commercial real estate market is faring, it turns out that the answer is: pretty well. The commercial property market for office, retail and industrial properties is much stronger and more stable than many major cities around the country, even compared with others in upstate New York and the larger region, according to an annual study by brokerage firm CB Richard Ellis.
Keeping Small-Scale Wind Energy Alive
Jan-24-2011 — As small- and large-scale wind energy investment show signs of slowing nationally, a state grant program seeks to keep the small-scale wind energy movement alive in New York State.
Fewer Seek Work as Region Adds Jobs
Jan-21-2011 — Western New York had more private-sector jobs last month than a year earlier, and the region's unemployment rate fell largely because fewer people looked for work, the state Labor Department said Thursday.
2010 - 2011 CBRE Real Estate Overview
Jan-21-2011 — Our partners and colleagues at the Buffalo office of CB Richard Ellis presented their 2010-2011 Real Estate Market View report this week, please click on the links below to access the different reports.
GEICO Seeks to Hire 300 at Amherst Center
Jan-20-2011 — Auto insurer GEICO Corp. plans to hire 300 people in Amherst over the next four to six months, as the company replaces some local staff while responding to significant customer growth in New Jersey and New England.
WindTamer Expands in Rochester, New York
Jan-13-2011 — WindTamer is expanding its facility in Rochester, New York, with state and local incentives of approximately $1.5 million. The company will also create at least 91 jobs in the next five years and retain its existing employees.
UB launches two new certificate programs in the Life Sciences
Jan-12-2011 — The University at Buffalo’s Division of Continuing and Professional Studies announces COILS and Professional COILS, two new certificate programs to launch in February 2011. These certificate programs are designed for the busy professional and can be completed in 15 weeks. Courses will be offered one evening per week on-campus or online making it perfect for Canadian professionals!
Rich's to Reopen Buffalo Site, Add Jobs
Jan-11-2011 — Under the terms of the agreement, Island Oasis will lease the 172,200-square-foot Niagara Street plant from Rich Products, with an option to eventually purchase the facility, said Tony Battaglia, Island Oasis president.Island Oasis, which makes fruit and dairy-based beverage products for multi-national food suppliers and retailers, will shift the operation to a Niagara Street plant that Rich’s closed last year. The 172,000-square-foot plant is located just across from Rich’s world headquarters a
BNE Helps Bring Canadian Metal Fabricator To Erie County
Jan-07-2011 — A Canadian manufacturer that fabricates metal for large-scale applications has decided to expand its operations in a vacant factory in Lackawanna, Erie County. Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, which helped facilitate the deal, cited three primary factors in Linita Design and Manufacturing's decision to expand in New York: improved access to U.S. markets; avoidance of the challenge of crossing into the United States with trucks that are too heavy for bridges; and reduction of shipping costs.
Bridge Officials Make Nexus Changes
Jan-07-2011 — Nexus card holders who use the Rainbow Bridge to enter Canada will have to shift their travel routes later this month.
NYSERDA Puts Green in Going Green
Jan-07-2011 — The new Green Residential Building Program offers incentives to owners of certain new or substantially renovated residential or residential mixed-use buildings that seek to lower energy costs, reduce waste and water use, and improve indoor air quality.
Niagara IDA Acts on Multiple Developments
Jan-07-2011 — Two new hotel projects, along with a pair of manufacturing plants and another key item for the proposed Verizon data center, have been approved by the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency.
BNIA Traffic Rebounds, NFIA Spikes
Jan-07-2011 — Passenger counts at both Buffalo Niagara International Airport and at Niagara Falls International Airport continue to climb, with Niagara Falls’ airport seeing an 80 percent rise.
NU Starting First Doctoral Program
Jan-07-2011 — A new PhD program at Niagara University aims to prepare students to lead systemic change in underserved communities.
Cross-Border Fundamentals
Jan-06-2011 — The United States and Canada enjoy the most comprehensive economic and tradingrelationship in the world. Through July 2010, $300 billion in imports and exports have been exchanged, with approximately $160 billion in imports from Canada.1 As a result of the flourishing economic and trading relationship, Canadian and U.S. businesses regularly establish cross-border operations.
UB awarded $1.8M grant for study
Jan-04-2011 — A research scientist at the University at Buffalo will expand her work into fetal alcohol spectrum disorders with help from a new federal grant.
UNYTS, ECMC in blood pact
Jan-04-2011 — Upstate New York Transplant Services has formed a new partnership with Erie County Medical Center.
New York Solar Association Reveils Future Goals
Jan-04-2011 — Earlier this month, Ron Kamen, president of the New York Solar Energy Industries Associaton (NYSEIA), spoke about the group’s future goals at the Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations in Buffalo.
AllPro adds Healthcare Parking Division
Jan-03-2011 — In response to the growing needs of the health-care industry locally, AllPro Parking LLC has added a new health-care division. The Buffalo-based company says the operational approach for the new division will be tailored to the needs of the local health-care industry.
M&T, First Niagara may turn Buffalo into the next Charlotte
Jan-03-2011 — A prominent Wall Street investment strategist says Buffalo could become the next Charlotte, N. C., citing the rapid growth and success of M&T Bank Corp. and First Niagara Financial Group.