Buffalo goes after "eds and meds"

January 28, 2013 Updated Jan 28, 2013 at 8:58 AM EDT

By Elizabeth Carey

January 28, 2013 Updated Jan 28, 2013 at 8:58 AM EDT

"Eds and meds" are hot sectors right now. The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is going after that business. The campus has been the site of more than $1 billion in investment over the past decade. But now a report in this week's Business First shows how the major moves have been a "regional reshuffling of educational and health-care facilities." Officials on the campus say moving assets is not economic development. They want to create life sciences and technology companies with thousands of private-sector jobs. The report says the competition is tough with many cities vying for business in the "eds and meds" sectors.  You can find out how Buffalo is making strides in this week's Business First.

Cornerstone Logistics is on a growth spurt. The transportation company's revenues increased from $15 million to $26 million in 2012 and are budgeted for a $5 million increase this year. Cornerstone got its start in Canada in 1998.  It just opened a new office in Amherst.

Business First will address the manufacturing sector at a Power Breakfast on Wednesday. It will be held at Salvatore's Italian Gardens from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. You can register at
http://www.bizjournals.com/buffalo/event/84531 or find a link at wkbw.com under News Links. For more information, call 541-1631. Topics include international trade, finding quality workers, government regulations and more.

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