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Big projects look to help Buffalo bounce back after the pandemic

Posted at 11:57 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 23:57:06-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Western New York and the rest of the country is, obviously, going through a lot with this pandemic. With the COVID-19 vaccine starting to roll out, some are confident Buffalo will continue with its pre-pandemic momentum.

“We've got so much to look forward to, with the Albright Knox coming online in 2022. It's the bicentennial of Erie County,” said Dottie Gallagher, the President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

There's so much, Visit Buffalo Niagara made a list. Outer Harbor Improvements, Seneca One Tower, Silo City.

As we're learning, getting back to where things were, won't happen in an instant.

“There's no question the pandemic put a halt on some industries that are going to need a little bit of help to get back to pre-pandemic levels,” added Gallahger. “I'm really confident that we are going to have a better supply of vaccine in the short term which is going to help. And then a number of these very big important capital projects that started before the pandemic, will come to fruition.”

The 2020s didn't start as planned, but with so much in the works, Buffalo business leaders believe there's hope on the horizon.