Senator Kennedy Highlights State Investment in Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to Attract Albany Molecular Research Inc.

Timothy M. Kennedy

December 04, 2012

Kennedy applauds Governor, WNY REDC for strategic investment to bring AMRI, which will create 250 new jobs, to Western New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Economic Development Committee, released the following statement regarding the state investment in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus – which has attracted Albany Molecular Research, Inc. creating 250 new jobs to Western New York.

“With the ongoing progress taking place throughout our region, I believe that Western New York’s best days are immediately ahead of us,” Kennedy said. “I applaud Governor Cuomo and the WNY Regional Economic Development Council for targeting this strategic investment into a unique economic sector with the potential for rapid and substantial growth, and I proudly welcome Albany Molecular Research to Western New York.

“This model of economic development has made the Capital Region an international leader in the nanotechnology industry. Now, it will be reapplied locally to make Western New York the place to go and the region to build for biomedical research and development. This investment capitalizes on the strengths and assets already thriving in our regional economy, and it drives the creation of 250 new jobs. In addition, it positions the region for even further economic growth because it will entice new businesses and entrepreneurs looking to invest and grow in the biomedical industry.

“This is exciting news for Western New York. Governor Cuomo’s billion-dollar commitment to Buffalo is leading to tangible job creation and real economic growth. I look forward to continuing to work with Governor Cuomo, the Regional Economic Development Council and my legislative colleagues to ensure sustained economic progress throughout Buffalo and Western New York.”


Senator Timothy M. Kennedy represents the New York State Senate’s 58th District, which is comprised of the towns of Cheektowaga, Eden, Hamburg and West Seneca, the city of Lackawanna and parts of the city of Buffalo. More information is available at