• Tim secured a one billion dollar commitment from the state to bring new jobs and companies to WNY.
• He successfully negotiated with Time Warner to locate one of their call centers in the district, creating 300 new jobs in Western New York
• When the UB2020 plan was stalled by endless gridlock, he pushed the plan that got the project moving again
• Tim helped provide workers with the training programs they need to apply and secure employment
In 2010 Tim Kennedy was elected to the State Senate to focus on creating jobs and cleaning up Albany. After decades of being ignored by Albany, Buffalo and WNY have never had a stronger voice in our State Capitol. Tim worked closely with Governor Cuomo to secure $1 billion commitment for Buffalo and WNY. Hundreds of millions have already been invested directly into our communities and Buffalo’s economy is finally turning the corner. Investments like those being made at Riverbend to create a green technology hub, and the $50 million committment made to bringing IBM to downtown Buffalo will create hundreds of new, good-paying jobs.
When it comes to a stronger community and stronger families, Tim knows it all starts with good jobs. He helped bring nearly 300 jobs to Western New York by working with Tim Warner to locate one of their call centers in downtown Buffalo.
Tim fought to pass the University at Buffalo’s long-stalled UB 2020 plan. He led his conference in pushing for this plan, which will spark the creation of thousands of jobs in downtown Buffalo. Progress has already begun on this important initiative. Ground has already been broken on a brand new medical school in downtown Buffalo and the private-sector spin off effect of translating cutting-edge research into businesses that can create jobs can already be seen.