2017

In the News

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November 20, 2017
Up to 200 new jobs coming to WNY
Invest Buffalo Niagara helped secure new jobs and investment in Buffalo Niagara to modernize the NYC subway payment system through Cubic.
October 30, 2017
America's Friendliest City
Travel + Leisure named Buffalo America's Friendliest City.
October 27, 2017
Cubic Wins $500M Contract to Overhaul NYC Subway and Bus Fare System
Cubic will contract out much of this work to the Buffalo Niagara region, creating jobs and economic growth in our region.
October 16, 2017
West Coast brewing meets Buffalo as Pressure Drop prepares
Karl Kolbe has spent many long days at the Barrel Factory over the past few months, getting  Read more
October 16, 2017
Buffalo and Rochester to work together on Amazon HQ proposal
Amazon started dangling its $5 billion carrot on Sept. 7, setting off a flurry of economic peacocking leading up the proposal deadline of Oct. 19. 
October 16, 2017
The case for Western NY
The search for a dream house takes time, but once you find it, there’s nothing like calling that special place home sweet home.
September 26, 2017
Can New York win the Amazon headquarters? State juggles multiple bids
Having said that, Kucharski added, “We’re working night and day.’’
September 26, 2017
Tesla begins production of solar cells at Buffalo gigafactory
Tesla described the test production as an “interim milestone” and told AP that it expects to begin ramping production by the end of the year.
September 19, 2017
Buffalo Centers Revitalization Dreams on Waterfront
"Have you seen Buffalo lately?” That was the oft-repeated response I gave to people who asked me why I went to Buffalo in July.
September 13, 2017
It could cost $1 billion just to get in the running for Amazon HQ2
Invest Buffalo Niagara's own president and CEO Tom Kucharski talk with The Buffalo News about Amazon. He's joined by chairman Art Wingerter and board member JP Bak.
September 10, 2017
The New Corporate Recruitment Pool
After assessing several cities, Lynch chose the western New York area, which has suffered a loss of industrial employers over past decades. Unemployment has shrunk but more than 132,000 people, man...
September 8, 2017
Amazon in WNY? Why Not, Leaders Say
"Our region has been attracting a lot of younger people," Rosenhoch said. "And the work ethic has really translated from our blue-collar, Rust Belt Heritage into that next generation...
September 8, 2017
Can Buffalo compete with big cities for Amazon?
“We’re in the process of trying to coordinate everybody,” Kucharski said. “We’re going to try to get everybody to put our best foot forward so we take the best shot at...
September 7, 2017
Patient Pattern raises $100K
A 2015 InBN win is in the news showing great success in the region! View thier news and read thier success sto...
August 30, 2017
9 Ways Buffalo Became the Coolest City
Move over, NYC – there’s a new hip city in town! While most might know us for wings and winter weather, anyone who has experienced the 716 firsthand knows we’re good for so much m...
August 2, 2017
As Companies Invest in WNY, Economy Grows
Matthew Hubacher, a research manager with Invest Buffalo Niagara, said the investment by major companies certainly represents progress for the region. 
July 25, 2017
Bethlehem Steel property poised for a rebound
The property already is on the priority lists of national site selectors, according to Invest Buffalo Niagara, the regional economic development organization. Site selectors insist on seeing it.&nb...
July 24, 2017
A Q&A with new chairman of Invest Buffalo Niagara
Wingerter, the president of Univera Healthcare, last month was named chairman of Invest Buffalo Niagara, the local economic development and marketing group.
July 24, 2017
Erie County is betting big on Bethlehem Steel
“When we do bring prospects through, we can say there’s a lot of land, and you can see that a company has already done it and received brownfield credits,” said Alan Rosenhoch, di...
July 6, 2017
Illuminating Buffalo’s Startup Scene
During the course of the day, Invest Buffalo Niagara COO and longtime Buffalo startup scene champion Jenna Kavanaugh was recognized as the 2017 Bright Buffalo Niagara Partner of the Year Award.
June 9, 2017
How Buffalo Niagara became a hub for back office jobs
Our president and CEO Thomas Kucharski is quoted in this article in The Buffalo News. 
June 5, 2017
Improving surgical results the goal of startup’s virtual reality simulator
A past InBN win in the news.
May 26, 2017
Strong workforce, incentives fuel Moog's dual $53 million expansion effort
Invest Buffalo Niagara investor in the news for a large regional expansion.
May 15, 2017
Buffalo-based tech co. to work on federally funded wind turbine project
Sentient Science will help develop a solution to predict and extend wind turbine blade life, a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
May 9, 2017
YFS Pharma, Inc. Expands In Buffalo, New York Suburb
YFS Pharma Inc., one of the You First Services Group of Companies, will invest $2.6 million to expand operations in Western New York. The 
May 5, 2017
Sumitomo hydropower allocation has economic development ripple effect
Our President and CEO Thomas Kucharski is quoted in this article about the capabilities of hydropower in the Buffalo Niagara region.
April 20, 2017
Phillips Lytle partner to lead national broadband review panel
Our Vice Chair and investor Douglas Dimitroff in the news. 
April 19, 2017
Northland Workforce Training Center Advancing
The Planning Board will review plans on Monday for the Western New York Workforce Development Center, a new hub that will focus primarily on training for careers in the advanced manufacturing and e...
April 19, 2017
Editorial: Albany's big lift is rebuilding Buffalo
In the meantime, though, Albany has managed a big lift on behalf of what has long been – and remains – a remarkable city. If Buffalo got a lot of help recently, it’s not that it d...
April 13, 2017
Pine Pharmaceuticals gets nod for expansion in Tonawanda solar park
Pine Pharmaceuticals is expanding, adding 12 new jobs at an average annual salary of $90,000.
April 10, 2017
Trove CTO Adam Stotz on why "predictive analytics" is a blossoming field
A former Invest Buffalo Niagara win on why predictive analytics is a blossoming field.
April 10, 2017
InfoTech WNY releases finalist for annual best in tech awards
Two of Invest Buffalo Niagara's previous wins have been chosen as finalists for this year's best in tech awards.
April 4, 2017
What will $500 million in Buffalo Billion II Buy?
The Buffalo Billion II is intended to build on the foundation laid out by the first Buffalo Billion, while also spreading the economic development plan’s focus into smaller initiatives intend...
February 6, 2017
Our Region's Economy, Summed up in Four Reports
A new suite of reports on the local labor market has been released to help attract businesses and talent to Western New York.
January 30, 2017
A Look at five Local Life Science Companies
The region has made a major investment in the life-sciences sector over the past 15 years. Employment in the life sciences grew by 1.8 percent in 2016, to 6,541 jobs, according to a report pre...
January 27, 2017
InBN 2012 Win Continues to find Success in Buffalo
As of 2012, the company at 50 Wecker St. on the East Side did a modest $25,000 in food truck work. Today, its custom food truck division has spun off into a separate company and estimates it has do...
January 27, 2017
Bak USA Finds Buffalo a Perfect Home
Bak USA is in the process of more than doubling its space at its downtown Buffalo headquarters, leasing the fourth and fifth floors of the Compass East mixed-use building at 425 Michigan Ave., alon...
January 27, 2017
Med Campus Worforce to hit 15,000
When the organization that oversees campus operations formed in 2001, 7,000 people worked at its existing institutions. Once the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital and UB’s Jacobs Schoo...
January 26, 2017
2016 InBN Win Hosts Grand Opening
Empire State Developmen announced the grand opening of New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. New Flyer is a leading manufacturer of transit busses and a high-tech bus...
January 26, 2017
Buffalo’s First Idea Lab
The Innovation Center, powered by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. has announced the launch of i4 Studio, the first Idea Lab located in Western New York, in collaboration with the Internati...
January 18, 2017
InBN Welcomes Northwest Bank to Headquarter in Buffalo Niagara
Northwest Bank plans to add 70 jobs within a few months when it opens a New York region headquarters and operations center in Amherst.
January 15, 2017
Why the Nestle Purina Plant in Dunkirk Keeps Growing
The plant makes every Purina product sold in retail stores in the Northeast.
January 11, 2017
Athenex Leader says Company offers Blueprint for other Biomedical Companies
Athenex has become a beacon for emerging biomedical companies in Buffalo as it pursues an ambitious international expansion involving factories in China and Western New York.
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11.28.2017 Invest Buffalo Niagara's Message To Canada: "Come Grow Your Business With Us" View Release View Release
10.19.2017 OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING BUFFALO-ROCHESTER METRO CORRIDOR JOINT AMAZON HQ2 SUBMISSION View Release
10.12.2017 BUFFALO AND ROCHESTER METRO REGIONS ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC COLLABORATION IN PURSUIT OF AMAZON HQ2 View Release
09.28.2017 Invest Buffalo Niagara grows team to attract businesses to region and announces national recognition View Release
09.21.2017 Promoting regional revival just got easier; tools now available to "Pitch Buffalo Niagara" View Release View Release
06.27.2017 Univera healthcare’s Art wingerter named chair of Regional business attraction organization View Release
06.27.2017 Invest Buffalo Niagara announces two STAFF promotions View Release
02.02.2017 Invest Buffalo Niagara Releases Labor Market Findings to Drive Business Attraction View Release
11.07.2016 Invest Buffalo Niagara Attracts Seven Businesses to Region in Three Months View Release
09.15.2016 Invest Buffalo Niagara Showcases 15 Regional “Wins” View Release
07.18.2016 Invest Buffalo Niagara Unveils Updated Relocation Guide View Release
06.16.2016 Aggressive Canadian Outreach Efforts Continue View Release
03.10.2016 Buffalo Niagara Enterprise Unveils New Identity: Invest Buffalo Niagara View Release
02.24.2016 Communitech Teams Up With Phillips Lytle to Create Landing Pad for Canadian Startups in NYC View Release
07.07.2015 Healthcare Software Start-Up Launches in Buffalo Niagara View Release