BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — In a push to educate those in need of crucial job training and beautifying Buffalo’s east side, the City of Buffalo approved plans to redevelop a 35-acre plot to advance the western New York Workforce Training Center.
The project will create a massive training facility in the Northland Corridor, allowing for the training of between 300 and 400 workers each year. The goal is to send those trainees off into the workforce, ready and able to contribute in manufacturing and energy jobs.
“This action will accelerate the redevelopment of Buffalo’s east side and prepare the next generation for the jobs powering western New York’s revitalization,” Governor Cuomo said of the news.
The estimated cost of the facility, which will be an anchor in the new business park, will be $44 million. Plans can continue moving forward after news broke after an environmental impact study, suggesting the site would not have a negative impact on the area.
Leaders hope the project, which will be completed in 2017, will allow for a boost in the east side’s productivity and increase the area’s value.