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January 24, 2013

IDA land grab debated


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Under the provisions of General Municipal Law Section 858, subdivision 4, local industrial development agencies can acquire real property for economic development purposes through eminent domain.

The 201-acre industrial park is home to 15 businesses with a total of 417 employees. As a result of recent deals, such as the sale of property for the Yahoo data center and its future expansion, as well as a planned business incubator project by McGuire Development, the park has only 43 available acres.

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241.

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