Buffalo Billion

Number 27916
Subject City Government
Source Investigative Post
State New York
Year 2016
Publication Date May 5, 13, July 14, Sept. 19, Nov. 9, 15
Summary Investigative Post has been covering the Buffalo Billion since its inception, including a 2014 story on a curiously worded Request for Proposals that appeared to limit the field to one local developer – a major donor to the governor. In late 2015, news broke that U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was investigating the awarding of contracts on the biggest Buffalo Billion project – the state’s commitment to spend $750 million to build and equip a factory for SolarCity, a solar panel manufacturer. Investigative Post continued to cover the Buffalo Billion, and similar initiatives in other Upstate cities, throughout 2016.
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Keywords spending; economy; technology; education; jobs; revitalization
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