George D. Maziarz's posts related to Economic Development

Yahoo! data center opens in Lockport

Yahoo! Inc., the world’s largest global online network of integrated internet services, has completed the first phase of a two-phase investment project in Western New York. The company finished construction and opened a new $150 million East Coast Regional Datacenter, creating 125 new high-tech jobs in Western New York with an average annual wage of $65,000. This new datacenter will host properties, advertisements and content found on Yahoo!’s web portal.



Verizon data center project to benefit from 25 megawatts of low-cost hydropower

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today announced that that Verizon has been awarded a low-cost hydropower power allocation of 25 megawatts as an incentive to construct a multi-billion dollar data center in the Town of Somerset.


Senate approves Job Creation & Taxpayer Protection Act

The New York State Senate acted today on the Job Creation and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2011, a three-part plan to encourage the creation of new private sector jobs and ensure fiscal responsibility, including the enactment of a two percent state spending cap and requiring a two-thirds “super majority” vote to increase taxes.


Listening to the Orleans County business community

On Friday, January 28, 2011, Senator George Maziarz attended the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce's annual legislative luncheon.  The event was held at Tillman's Village Inn in Childs.

Governor Cuomo and Senator Maziarz tour Ascension Industries

Prior to signing the Recharge New York legislation, Governor Cuomo and Senator Maziarz inspected some of the great work being done at Ascension Industries in the City of North Tonawanda.

Senator Maziarz joins Governor in announcing WNY economic development council

Senator George Maziarz today joined Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in launching the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council, which will redesign the relationship between the state government and businesses to stimulate regional economic development and create jobs statewide. They were joined by Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy, local officials, business leaders, and community members to launch the Regional Council at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. The Western New York Regional Council will be led by Satish K. Tripathi, President of University at Buffalo, and Howard A.


Economic development progress for the Niagara region

Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) today acknowledged the positive impact that substantial awards from the Regional Economic Development Council initiative will have in the Niagara Region.  The awards were revealed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders this morning in Albany.


New group formed to promote Niagara Falls Airport

At a press conference this morning, Senator George Maziarz (R-C, Newfane) joined key boosters of the Niagara Falls International Airport to announce the creation of the Niagara Falls International Airport Stakeholders Group, Inc., a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization that will work to promote the further development and utilization of the new, state-of-the art passenger terminal that opened in December 2009.


New York State Designates Cambria Technology Park "Shovel Ready"

Senator Maziarz joined local leaders on February 2, 2012 to announce that the Cambria high-tech business park on Lockport Road  has been certified “shovel ready” by New York State.  The “shovel ready” certification means all major permitting issues have been addressed prior to a business expressing interest in the location.  The certification is key to attracting businesses with good paying jobs for local residents since the lengthy and costly permitting process is already complete.  Local and state officials worked closely together and were aided by a $300,000 grant from National Grid to achieve the “shovel ready” status.