Northland Corridor Project as of January 23. It's expected to open in the fall of 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

Northland Corridor Project Progressing

Project receives $14 million in tax credits

Mike Baggerman
January 23, 2018 - 2:49 pm
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - As the Northland Corridor project progresses, officials for the project on Tuesday announced $14 million worth of federal tax credits which will be used for the project.

The facility will be 92,000 square feet on Buffalo's East Side. Its workforce training center is expected to train 300 people per year in 21st century manufacturing jobs.

"This site, we believe, will become the center of the universe for people who live here," Jack Quinn, a leading advocate for the project, said. "The good news that comes from the building, the training and the jobs and everything else that comes with it, is also contagious. Other good things are going to happen."

The tax credits are meant to provide "gap funding", according to Congressman Brian Higgins.

"Without those tax credits a project like this would never be undertaken," he said. "It would deemed to be financially not viable...The revitalization of Buffalo, including right here at this project and all of Downtown Buffalo, the backbone of that has been historic tax credits."

LISTEN: Officials laud the progress of the Northland Corridor Project

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