it’s never very clear how many jobs such IDA packages
actually create, what is clear is that Invitrogen is the kind
of company many thought would be attracted to the new Bioinformatics
campus area in downtown Buffalo. The thinking at the time
was of the “build it and they will come” variety.
So a brand new building was designed and constructed. Touted
as the signature building of Buffalo’s new medical corridor,
the program has gotten off to a slow start, particularly in
generating spin-off business.
located on Grand Island, is expanding into research. But despite
its proximity to UB, a move downtown does not make sense for
various reasons. Even if Invitrogen were heavily involved
in bringing products to market that were developed by researchers
at the Bioinformatics campus, their company wouldn’t
have to move to Buffalo and could, in fact, outsource the
work if the price was right. Perhaps this is why the IDA has
decided for the time being to pay life sciences companies
already operating in the region to stay where they are –
in the suburbs.
Buffalo in Briefs:
Ned Regan's Control Board
2. Plan P: Pataki Positions for Pres
3. Read 'em & Weep: Closing Libraries
5. Death Disco Dead: Continental Closes