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High-tech business park in the town of Cambria "shovel ready"

Senator George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane
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Senator George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane

Potential job creation and business growth will be able to move faster thanks to a state designation for a Niagara County business.

Leaders gathered Thursday to show off a new  high-tech business park in the town of Cambria that is deemed "shovel ready".  

Cambria Technology Park is a152-acre “greenfield” site on Lockport Road.  It  has fulfilled the requirements for for the state's  Shovel Ready Certification. 

State Senator George Maziarz of Newfane praised the Shovel ready program. He notes it will allow for quicker economic development without jumping through a lengthy permit process.

"I'm excited about the new ‘Shovel Ready’ site in Cambria,” Sen. George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane said.  “I applaud the efforts of Empire State Development in partnering with Niagara County and local developers to bring a new technology park and new jobs to this county.  The cooperation between the state and county to get Shovel Ready Certification is a model for other businesses coming to our area."

The business park is now pre-qualified to serve as the future home for high-technology manufacturing business and/or computer data management centers.  

Empire State Development officials were pleased with Thursday’s announcement.

“New York’s Build-Now Shovel Ready Certification Program is an effective program that we are confident will produce results in Cambria,” Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams said.  “By assisting local communities and developers to assess and pre-qualify locations for specific types of development, the state is steadily building an inventory of available sites that are appropriate for development and are ready for use.”