Buffalo's Leaders Have A Billion Dollar Opportunity

Governor Cuomo, in his 2012 budget, included funding for the first phase of a multi-year $1 billion economic development package for Buffalo. The Governor has challenged the area's Regional Council to develop a viable plan to create thousands of jobs and spur at least $5 billion in new investment and economic activity.

2 On Your Side is dedicated to following the progress of this plan and holding those in charge accountable for making it a reality.

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"Billion to Buffalo" Suddenly 10-Year Plan

2:15 PM, Jan 26, 2013

A year ago, in his budget, Gov. Cuomo pledged a billion dollars to help revitalize Buffalo

Cuomo Launches Competition to Revitalize Niagara Falls

9:35 PM, Oct 5, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday a competition to revitalize Niagara Falls.

Billion 2 Buffalo: Empire Visual Effects to Bring 150 New Jobs

5:16 PM, Jul 11, 2013

Duffy announced that Empire Visual Effects will be partnering with Daemen College to bring a post-production, visual effects and animation company to Buffalo.

Billion 2 Buffalo: Turnaround Expected to Take More Than One Year

3:46 PM, Jun 26, 2013

Howard Zemsky stressed the impact of the Billion 2 Buffalo program will take time.

Howard Zemsky: A Hand On Steering Buffalo's Future

5:59 PM, May 16, 2013

As a local developer, who co-chairs the group steering the "Billion-2-Buffalo" effort while also serving as chairman of the N-F-T-A, Howard Zemsky has his hand firmly on the wheel of WNY's economic future.

Billion2Buffalo: $10 Million For Moses Pkwy. Removal

5:49 PM, May 7, 2013

State commits additional $10 million to remove part of Robert Moses Parkway near Niagara Falls State Park, seen as a way to boost economic development surrounding tourism by enhancing visitor experience

Billion 2 Buffalo: Strategic Report Released, More Committees Called For

10:45 AM, Feb 8, 2013

Head of regional economic development council charged with mapping ways to take advantage of state commitment, says jobs will eventually come.

Investigative Post: Inflated Job Claims for Billion 2 Buffalo Project

11:46 PM, Dec 26, 2012

There's one small problem with the governor's announcement: It's not true. At least not according to two out-of-town press reports.

Struggling Company Benefiting From Billion 2 Buffalo

4:16 PM, Dec 11, 2012

It turns out the first company to benefit from the $1 billion commitment to Buffalo has lost $112 million over the past three years.

Billion 2 Buffalo: New Company Coming to Medical Corridor

10:39 AM, Dec 5, 2012

$50 million in state money will be matched by a $200 private investment to create a new pharmaceutical research and development company in Buffalo's Medical Campus.

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Billion 2 Buffalo Regional Committee - Chairs

Co-Chairman: Dr. Satish K. Tripathi

1:08 PM, Mar 29, 2012

Dr. Satish K. Tripathi was appointed co-chairman of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Co-Chaiman: Howard A. Zemsky

3:06 PM, Mar 29, 2012

Howard Zemsky was appointed Co-Chaiman of the WNY Regional Council by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Billion 2 Buffalo Regional Committee - Members

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