Flipping the switch on Bethlehem Steel

In its heyday, 22,000 blue-collars worked on the Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawana. My grandfather Frank Azzarello was one of the 22,000. So was Stephen Tobias, pictured below on the right.  

Greg Pokriki   |     Jul 25, 2017

Catching some sun in Buffalo Niagara

Buffalo Niagara is often known for its green energy initiatives across industry. But it is also a region of great solar technology, growing larger each day. It’s even the home of Solar City.

Lorrie Abounader   |     Jul 24, 2017

POD: Leslie Zemsky

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Greg Pokriki   |     Jul 19, 2017

POD: Eva Bak

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Greg Pokriki   |     Jul 19, 2017

POD: Alan Rosenhoch

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Greg Pokriki   |     Jul 18, 2017

Brownfields in Batavia

Nestled in between the bustle of Buffalo and the city of Rochester lies Batavia, New York. The strategic geographic location lends Batavia to a surprising number of visitors and passerbys. The city streets see nearly 25,000 cars a day, which help local businesses and is part of the reason for the burgeoning renaissance of Batavia.

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Greg Pokriki   |     Jul 13, 2017

Real estate market in Buffalo Niagara

When working with Canadian companies considering a Buffalo Niagara business expansion, availability, costs, and market conditions are always the primary concerns. Canadian business owners are unsure of the availability of commercial properties, average sale rates, and the current trends relating to Buffalo Niagara real estate. 

Carolyn Powell   |     Jul 10, 2017

Ride-sharing is in Buffalo Niagara. Now what?

When the creators of the famous television show, The Jetsons imagined what life would be like a century into the future (2062, now just 45 years away), they saw many things. Floating cities. Colonies on other planets. And, space cars that folded into brief cases to be carried around during the day.

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Greg Pokriki   |     Jul 06, 2017

Buffalo on a bun

Grandpa preferred his hot dog boiled.

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Greg Pokriki   |     Jun 30, 2017

Buffalo Niagara startup ecosystem is bright

Yesterday was the annual pitch competition Bright Buffalo Niagara presented by University at Buffalo, hosted at the newly opened Hotel Henry.

Greg Pokriki   |     Jun 29, 2017

Phoenix looks to Buffalo Niagara blueprint

Last week, members from the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce visited Buffalo Niagara to study best practices.

Greg Pokriki   |     Jun 26, 2017

InBN dictionary: Lead

Lead: An economic development opportunity with a specific company (or company representative) in a specific industry with one or more defined parameters (potential jobs, capital investment, etc.). Leads require more customized data fulfillment because they require specific information based on detailed requests (real estate, workforce, incentives, etc.). At the lead stage, a company is “interested” in Buffalo Niagara for its business expansion or relocation. Leads may or may not have participated in the first round of due diligence meetings.

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Greg Pokriki   |     Jun 22, 2017

Highlights from the #Excals

Greg Pokriki   |     Jun 09, 2017

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