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Poloncarz, Casilio give divergent views at county exec candidates forum before business group
BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — Both candidates for the top elected position in Erie County government were asked the same questions. They were given the same amount of speaking time. And they touched on many of the same topics.
But Democrat Mark Poloncarz and Republican Chrissy Casilio couldn’t have been more different in their answers Thursday at a forum hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
Poloncarz, a three-term incumbent, delved into the details on a number of topics, from road paving to taxes to affordable housing and workforce development. He took one of his political liabilities – his handling of the migrant crisis – and sought to spin it as a way to solve the problem of labor shortages that are often cited by business leaders.
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.
BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — The joint bid by Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse to secure potentially tens of millions of dollars in federal funding for a “tech hub” faces stiff competition.
But the partners in the bid say they believe their regional approach will give them a leg up in the competition.
As family and friends come together to celebrate Labor Day and honor the working men and women who are the lifeblood of our economy, it seems appropriate to reflect on the kind of workforce our community needs now and in the future.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to announce the promotion of Grant Loomis to the position of Senior Vice President, effective Friday, August 18. In his new role, Grant will continue to provide exemplary leadership and strategic guidance to the organization’s economic development, workforce, and government relations initiatives.