Two Developments could Create Jobs

May 18, 2012 Updated May 18, 2012 at 7:13 AM EDT

By WKBW News

May 18, 2012 Updated May 18, 2012 at 7:13 AM EDT

Two potential development projects could create thousands of jobs in Buffalo. A report in today's Business First says developer John Yurtchuk is working with Calspan to invest $50 million to build a transportation safety campus on 90 acres at Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park. It would be complete with a researcher center and practice tracks for accident-avoidance technology. The report says the Genesee Street center would remain open.

Meanwhile, a national company is looking at Riverbend Commerce Park for a back office operation that could create 500 to 2,000 jobs. Buffalo is offering low cost hydropower and grants as it competes with a handful of other cities for the $30 million project.

In Niagara County, Freedom Run Winery has a new kitchen upgrade, party rental space and a champagne tasting room is in the works. The owners bought Warm Lake Estate at a tax auction and are using that site for grape growing and art studios.

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

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