IBM Bringing 500 Jobs to Buffalo

IBM is committing to bring 500 jobs to a new, 100,000-square-foot, state-owned computer information technology center in Buffalo to train future and current industry workers and to create cutting-edge software.
According to an article in the local news, IBM has also agreed to a separate endeavor to become the first corporate technology member of the recently announced New York Genomic Medicine Center, a $100 million new partnership between a genome research facility in Manhattan and the University at Buffalo’s center for computational research.
At a news conference Monday, it was announced that IBM will be the anchor tenant in a new partnership development with SUNY College of Nanoscale Engineering in Albany.
IBM’s new facility is expected to open in Buffalo by early 2015 and is the latest in a series of economic development plans in Western New York.
Buffalo has done a fair job of luring IBM to come here with some $55 million in state funding going toward the project. An additional $30 million will go for the purchase of various software, computers and servers.
The goal is to create around 500 jobs in three to five years time and IBM is reportedly putting an emphasis on recruiting software engineer and research graduates from Buffalo colleges.
Ginni Rometty, IBM chairman, president and chief executive officer, said the new facility will “create new opportunity for Buffalo developing the next generation of software in growth areas like mobile, cloud and analytics.”