Erie County Exec. says Canadian firm to invest millions, bring 88 jobs to Buffalo

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says he’s been working with Buffalo Urban Development Corporation, Invest Buffalo Niagara, Empire State Development and Mayor Byron Brown for months to bring Canadian firm, Thinking Robot Studios, to Buffalo.

In a tweet, Poloncarz says “This is just another example of how we can grow our region by focusing on Canadian businesses.”

The manufacturer will invest $84 million and create 88 initial jobs, with an average salary of $90,000, according to the Erie County Executive.

Thinking Robot Studios is based in Nova Scotia; this would be the first U.S. plant for the company, specifically located in Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park.

Final negotiations are underway. Mayor Byron Brown says we should expect to know more details in the coming months.

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