State ready to buy Riverbend property

A project that aims to bring hundreds of new jobs to Buffalo is moving forward.

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a deal for the state to buy the property for Riverbend. The 88 acres of land will be home to the state-of-the-art facility for high-tech and green energy businesses.

The investment is expected to create 850 permanent jobs and at least 500 construction jobs. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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