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.