The Partnership has been a long supporter of this issue, and our Buffalo Building Re-Use Project has labeled it as a priority for economic development in downtown Buffalo. Increasing the tax credit from $5 - $12 million would lead to larger, more dynamic projects starting, finishing, and creating jobs. Downtown Buffalo has been basking in the overwhelming success of a revitalized Hotel @ the Lafayette and Statler City, and this legislation would be the catalyst to additional exciting projects like the old AM&A’s department store on Main Street and the redevelopment of Millard Fillmore Hospital at Gates Circle. The Buffalo News recently ran an editorial detailing the benefits of this legislation, read it here.
Over the next 10 days, Partnership staff will be urging Governor Cuomo to sign S6134 into law via social media, emails, and discussions with staff, and the more Partnership members (and the community as a whole) that remind the Governor how important this legislation is to Buffalo Niagara, the better. Join us by emailing Governor Cuomo via our voterVOICE campaign, Facebooking and Tweeting him your support and reminding him how important this issue is for economic development in Buffalo Niagara!
If you have any questions, or would like to get more involved in our efforts, email me.