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Buffalo SBA Disaster Assistance office still hiring dozens in wake of hurricanes

The U.S. Small Business Administration is still hiring customer service representatives in Buffalo to handle calls from those affected by a string of destructive hurricanes. Since late August, 75 temporary workers have been hired by the SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center in downtown Buffalo. The agency plans to hire a total of 195 workers to answer calls from homeowners, renters, business owners and nonprofit organizations that need financial assistance to recover from the hurricanes. The…

Buffalo makes new list of nation’s economic powerhouses, generating $58 billion in goods and services

A report issued this morning says that 59 U.S. metropolitan areas generated more than $50 billion of goods and services last year -- and Buffalo was among them. Click on the View Slideshow button for a rundown of these 59 economic powerhouses, based on gross metropolitan product (GMP) data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. GMP is the official measure of the total output of goods and services at the metropolitan level. It’s a smaller-scale version of the nation’s gross domestic…