May 30, 2015

SolarCity is 'going to change perception of Buffalo'

By: James Fink

Source: Buffalo Business First

The Buffalo Business First

The last time Dr. Alain Kaloyeros visited the RiverBend site, the 88-acre property was nothing more than a remediated for industrial site.

Eight months later the skeletal steel frame of the massive 1.2 million-square-foot manufacturing and research center for SolarCity Corp. is clearly taking shape along the South Park Avenue.

For Kaloyeros, State University of New York Polytechnic Institute president and CEO, it is a proud moment.

That SolarCity and its nearly $1.5 billion joint public- and private-sector investment is happening in South Buffalo largely to the efforts of Kaloyeros, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and local leaders like Howard Zemsky, now Empire State Development chairman, president and CEO and Mayor Byron Brown.

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