MAYOR BROWN STABILIZED AND GREW THE ECONOMY...
...with a CONSERVATIVE FISCAL PLAN, focused on JOB CREATION, smart growth and RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT. He lifted the wage freeze, REDUCED UNEMPLOYMENT and hired the most DIVERSE WORKFORCE in the City’s history. He delivered 12 balanced budgets, REDUCED PROPERTY TAX RATES, achieved our HIGHEST CREDIT RATINGS, and maintained some of the LOWEST TAXES and fees in NYS.
$6.1 billion in new economic activity is creating 12,000 new jobs, with hundreds of millions for affordable housing and infrastructure in every neighborhood. The sale of the “Webster Block” transformed a surface parking lot into a $200 million state-of-the-art hockey/entertainment complex, spurring new economic opportunities in downtown Buffalo and on the waterfront at Canalside, putting city residents to work. This project, the single largest private investment in Buffalo’s history, was the result of a competitive process launched by Mayor Brown.
SolarCity has begun to hire its workforce on the former Republic Steel site that Mayor Brown’s administration remediated, purchased, and later sold for this re-development. With Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s “Buffalo Billion” investment, there will be thousands of new jobs for Buffalo residents at this brand new, state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing center.
Three major blocks of downtown Main Street have been re-opened for cars. This project has played a key role in stimulating over $500 million in private investment. Working with United States Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins, federal funding and support for this important project help keep Main Street moving forward