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Immigrants and refugees: catalysts for economic growth

Cities around the country have begun to effectively support the impact of immigrants and refugees on their employers, economy and community. For instance, did you know that for every seven international students enrolled in the U.S., three jobs are created or supported? Or that immigrants created 25 percent of all

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One Region Forward: moving towards sustainability

Thanks to the efforts of One Region Forward, the Buffalo Niagara region is moving towards sustainability. One Region Forward is a broad-based, collaborative effort to promote more sustainable forms of development in the Buffalo Niagara region for land use, transportation, housing, energy, climate, and access to food. Through research and

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Developing downtown Buffalo

Did you know that downtown Buffalo is one of the region’s fastest growing neighborhoods? Downtown population has more than doubled in the past decade and growth is expected to continue for the next several years in the form of hundreds of more residential units in the downtown area. In fact,

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Brownfield belongs in budget

Nearly every community in our state is negatively affected by brownfields, which create community health risks, spoil the environment, perpetuate unemployment and erode tax bases. The problem with brownfield sites is that due to risks and unknowns (contamination, cost for cleanup, legal issues), they remained untouched and unused. The sites

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2013 Year in Review: Regional Development

2013 was a landmark year for growth and development throughout Buffalo Niagara.  More than $1 billion in new construction is underway, former industrial lands are attracting major new employers, our economy is branching into new sub-sectors like green technology and our urban centers are being revived with new jobs and

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