Schumer Urges Time Warner Cable to Open New Call Center in Buffalo

June 13, 2013 Updated Jun 13, 2013 at 10:58 AM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Schumer Urges Time Warner Cable to Open New Call Center in Buffalo

June 13, 2013 Updated Jun 13, 2013 at 10:58 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - In a personal call to the CEO Thursday morning, Senator Chuck Schumer urged Time Warner Cable to locate new call center at Compass East in Buffalo, which would bring 250 to 300 jobs to Buffalo's East Side.

Currently, TWC is in the site selection process for a new call center on the East Coast, and Schumer, as well as NYS Senator Tim Kennedy are pushing for it to be located in Buffalo.

The call center could create as many as 175 new jobs, and overall would employ 250 to 300 workers, including approximately 100 jobs that Time Warner plans to move from elsewhere in the country.

Schumer called Chief Operating Officer Rob Marcus and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Britt to urge that they locate the new center in Buffalo.

On the call, Schumer highlighted Buffalo’s many business-friendly features, including the low cost of purchasing real estate, the able and exceptional workforce, and the high quality of life for employees.

Time Warner has noted that such a call center could add at least 175 new jobs to its selected region and would bring approximately 100 more existing jobs to the new location.

If Buffalo is selected, Schumer said the call center could be located in the old Sheehan Hospital, which is now called Compass East—a project designed to revitalize the region around the burgeoning Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and Michigan Avenue African American Heritage Corridor.

The old Sheehan Hospital was purchased earlier this year by McGuire Development Co. for $2 million and the Time Warner Cable could be one of its first tenants.

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