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Economic Development Week: Roadshow recap

Economic Development Week is one of the best weeks in our year. It gives us a chance to shine a spotlight on partners throughout our region doing extraordinary work to improve the well-being of our communities.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 12, 2018

Genesee County: Economic developers walk into a brand new bar

Last year on our Economic Development Week roadshow, we brought you along for a walking tour of downtown Batavia in Genesee County.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 11, 2018

Bugging out in Orleans County

Tucked away in an old car repair shop in Lyndonville is a surprising tenant -  California born company Sierra Biological.  The company, now based in Orleans County, provides an alternative to chemical and pesticide dependence. Pesticides and chemicals can have negative effects on soil and water supply. Nematodes, the main Sierra Biological product, can manage damaging insects and organisms in your soil without having the negative side-effects.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 11, 2018

Something for the senses in Allegany County

Andy Glanzman got his start in the candle-making business in a dark farm house in 1976.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 10, 2018

Exploring Erie County

Economic Development Week was created, among other reasons, to increase the awareness of projects improving the quality of life in regions across the world.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 09, 2018

POD: Mayor Byron Brown

City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown graciously gave his time to discuss economic development accomplishments in Buffalo during International Economic Development Week. 

Greg Pokriki   |     May 09, 2018

Treat yourself in Niagara County

While he was preparing his body to portray Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr. requested one. The Biggest Loser, NBC’s hit weight loss television show, had about 10 of them, too.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 08, 2018

Cheers to Cattaraugus County

Cattaraugus County is a Buffalo Niagara destination, with winter skiing and summer festivals filling up the calendar. Ellicottville remains the staple, an inviting village with a walkable Main Street and retail that will empty your pockets.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 08, 2018

Who's on first in Chautauqua County?

Costello: All I'm trying to find out is what's the guy's name on first base?

Greg Pokriki   |     May 07, 2018

Family business in Wyoming County

“When I was 12-years-old, I was asked by my grandfather what I wanted to be when I grew up,” said Jeff Aronson. “I said ‘What my dad does!’ And I had no clue what he did, but I started learning quick after they put a grinder in your hand and have you welding.”

Greg Pokriki   |     May 06, 2018

Beauty and bustle of Buffalo

“Now therefore be it resolved that I, Byron W. Brown, Mayor of the City of Buffalo, do hereby proclaim May 8-13, 2017 as Economic Development Week.”

Greg Pokriki   |     May 11, 2017

The new Niagara Falls

“Everybody knows Niagara Falls. Everybody recognizes that name,” said Andrea Czopp, director of communications at Destination Niagara USA. “Our mission is to get people to stay longer and explore more.”

Greg Pokriki   |     May 10, 2017

Anatomy of a project

Business development manager Alan Rosenhoch gets together a few papers, sends off a quick email, and heads to his car in the covered parking garage. Today he’s on the fourth floor. He puts directions into his phone, though he doesn’t reference them much—he’s good with directions and has been to this business before. He’s headed to a meeting about 45 minutes away.

Greg Pokriki   |     May 09, 2017

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