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University of Rochester

Initial estimates for how many jobs the AIM Photonics Institute in Rochester would create were in the thousands, but according to some experts, that kind of economic growth is difficult to predict.

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Several SUNY leaders and business experts participated in the WNY Regional Summit on Higher Education and Economic Development in Buffalo on Friday.

The aim of the event was to discuss how education plays a key role in economic development and job creation. The seven panelists talked about the importance of continuing to invest in research, innovation, and job training programs in order to boost the quality of life and economic viability of the region.

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Restoration efforts continue for Buffalo’s historic Central Terminal. The plans focus on bringing life back to the large train station while boosting cultural tourism in the area.

Buffalo’s Central Terminal opened its doors in 1929. During its heyday the train station was filled with a variety of businesses where people could drop off their dry cleaning, get their shoes shined, or grab a meal in the restaurant.

Hill Cumorah Pageant, The churh of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

With 750 cast members, more than a thousand costumes, and special effects to rival a James Cameron film, the Hill Cumorah Pageant draws thousands of people to western New York each year.

They come in droves, from around the world, converging on the town of Palmyra to witness a Mormon spectacle taking place way off-Broadway.

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The City of Niagara Falls is set to receive a lump sum of $89 million after the settlement of a long-standing dispute between New York state and the Seneca Nation over gambling revenues.

The first order of business for the city is to pay back over $22 million borrowed from its general fund that’s been depleted over the past several years while the state and Senecas were at odds.