Luring Nanotech to Buffalo

December 13, 2013 Updated Dec 13, 2013 at 4:15 PM EDT

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December 13, 2013 Updated Dec 13, 2013 at 4:15 PM EDT

Buffalo is hoping to lure more high tech business. That's the cover story in today's Business First.

It's called The Blueprint. The report takes a look at New York's effort to expand nanotech. The report looks at how Albany did it and how state leaders are now betting on Buffalo.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made various high-profile announcements over the past year. The report says a mix of facilities and financial incentives have been used to recruit private companies. The goal is to create a "clustering" effect that attracts even more business.

The report cites projects like a $50 million laboratory on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and the $225 million clean-energy/tech campus on the waterfront in South Buffalo.

State officials say they're putting clusters of companies in close proximity that have synergy with each other and with SUNY institutions.

In other news, the goal of Health-e-Link is to electronically share important medical and clinical information. A report in today's Business First looks at Health-e-Link's achievements after a $16 million federal grant. The report says it led to improvements among diabetic patients, along with reduced costs and improved communication among providers.

You can read more about these stories in today's Business First.

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