Waterfront Development

July 22, 2011 Updated Jul 22, 2011 at 7:55 AM EDT

July 22, 2011 Updated Jul 22, 2011 at 7:55 AM EDT

The waterfront is a busy place this summer and visitors will continue to notice changes. That's what officials had to say at yesterday's Power Breakfast on waterfront development. Business First hosted the event to hear from the experts assigned to redevelop the waterfront. While some progress has been made, officials say the work is just beginning. They say there won't be one silver bullet, but multiple great things are happening. Developers say they want a development plan. The Seneca Nation says it will step forward to integrate the casino into the waterfront.

A Grand Island company is moving work from china to WNY. A report in today's Business First shows how Saint-Gobain ADFORS is making drywall tape for the Japanese market at an Albion facility. The report says the china plant was not meeting quality standards set by the Japanese market so ADFORS, which is located on Grand Island, set up the Albion site. It is now up and running, making products that used to be made in China. You can read more about those stories in today's Business First.

Next week is your chance to mix business with pleasure. Business First is hosting a networking event at Holiday Valley at the new Sky High Adventure Park. It starts at noon on Friday, July 29. You can call 541-1631 to register or go to http://www2.bizjournals.com/buffalo/calendar/

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