The race for Buffalo mayor: Byron Brown

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Two men are vying for the position of the City of Buffalo's mayor: Incumbent Mayor Byron Brown and current City Comptroller Mark Schroeder.

The mayor's office released this statement in response to mayoral candidate Mark Schroeder's plan on Thursday:

"Under Mayor Brown's leadership there is currently a record $6.1 billion dollars of economic development activity in Buffalo that is and will create thousands of jobs. The tax rate for businesses has been cut by almost 16%. The permit process has been streamlined making Buffalo's permit process one of the fastest in the region. And just today demolition began at the Northland Corridor Site that will include a $44 million Workforce Training Center partnering with New York State. The City is also partnering with the State on a WNY Employment Strike Force to help unemployed and underemployed people get meaningful jobs. Mayor Brown has also developed the Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center to provide technical assistance to help grow minority and women owned businesses."

Mayor Brown's office says more information will be released soon.

For Mark Schroeder's stance, click here.

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