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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership unveiled its advocacy agenda for the new year. The top concern is finding qualified people, who want to work.

The agenda is based on feedback from countless businesses who have struggled to make it not only through a pandemic but also a labor shortage.

Officials said the goal now is to figure out how to find qualified workers and keep them so businesses can thrive once again.

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