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New York State stonewalling on Buffalo IBM project

The Cuomo administration, it seems, is on total lockdown regarding a Buffalo Billion project. Again.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Several years ago, the Cuomo administration spent $55 million of state taxpayer money to buy, renovate and equip seven floors of a downtown Buffalo office building to bring IBM to town. The payoff, we were told, would be 500 good-paying software engineering jobs and the start of a technology hub with all sorts of spin-off development.

Now, four of those floors at Fountain Plaza are available for lease, raising all sorts of questions about IBM’s commitment to Buffalo. Has it pulled out? Working on a Plan B? None of the above?

IBM isn’t saying. Neither is the Cuomo administration.

For more on this story, please visit the Investigative Post website.

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