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New business forum for Western New York aims to drive economic innovation, thoughtful discussions
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — The leading minds in Western New York’s business community are collaborating to create a brighter economic future for the region.
The 2023 Industry Leaders Forum, organized by the region’s chamber of commerce, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, is a series of 90-minute in-person meetings that take place throughout the year and are focused on a key economic sector. The forum will offer insights and targeted solutions to today’s business challenges.
“Western New York’s companies are adapting to a changing economy in a post-pandemic world,” said Seth Piccirillo, director of economic development for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — As Tops Markets’ president and chief operating officer, John Persons led the company through a time of grief, following the May 14, 2022 racist attack that killed 10 Black people at its Jefferson Avenue store. Persons received the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s inaugural Industry Leader award on Thursday, at the business group’s economic development summit.
BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — When Buffalo teamed up with Rochester and Syracuse to be named one of 31 “tech hubs” around the country by a federal agency, it proved that regional collaboration can pay off.
But that was just the start.
BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — Employers are still struggling to find the workers they need.
That point shone through once again in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s annual survey of its members’ top concerns. For the the third straight year, finding and keeping qualified talent was their No. 1 worry.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — For the third consecutive year, difficulty finding and retaining qualified talent ranked as the top concern of BNP members, with three quarters reporting that they have unfilled positions. The impact of inflation and higher interest rates raised market conditions to the second concern after spending several years further down the ranking.