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Buffalo Business Report - Friday, May 17th 2013

The AAA reports the current average cost for unleaded gas in the region has remained flat at $3.73 per gallon.

Having chosen locations in Rochester and Syracuse, Costco is in the midst of site surveys in the Buffalo and Niagara Falls areas.  Business First reports Costco has narrowed its Buffalo choices to Tonawanda/Amherst; Amherst/Clarence; Cheektowaga near the Galleria or the Southtowns.  It's also possible two Costco sites could be chosen.

At next Tuesday's Buffalo Planning Board meeting, Catholic Health is expected to ask for an additional deck for its parking ramp adjacent to its new Genesee Street headquarters.

The New York State Labor Department reports private sector job growth in Buffalo for April was up 1.4%, or 64-hundred jobs compared to last April.  Statewide private sector job growth was 0.3%.

Tomorrow marks the opening for Darien Lake for the summer season.

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