6/11/2014 9:31:14 AM

The Buffalo News: Opinion: Tech companies setting up shop here shows effort to rebuild WNY economy is starting to percolate

The Buffalo News

Companies are knocking at Buffalo’s door trying to get in. Some have come calling from way out of town. They all have been lured here by the coveted Start-Up New York program.

As reported in The News, eight biotechnology and information technology companies are headed here in the program’s first wave. They bring the promise of jobs – up to 200. They also bring hope. That they stay. That they grow. That they prosper, not just for their own bottom lines but for the Western New York economy.

That was the idea when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo came up with the plan to help entrepreneurs and their infant companies. Cuomo is continuing his monumental and much appreciated (by us) and disparaged (by others) effort to revitalize Western New York and upstate with out-of-the-box ideas and focus. Think Buffalo Billion.

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