Each year, the region’s largest business group spotlights what it considers the most pressing issues to push for at the state and federal level. The pandemic is top of mind on this year’s advocacy agenda, as some businesses struggle to fully reopen and unemployment remains high.
Starting Monday community banks will be able to offer loans to first-time applicants. Second-draw PPP loan applications start Wednesday.
The Western New York Vaccine Hub held its first meeting at noon Friday, with more than three dozen newly appointed advisers tapped as the WNY Health Equity Task Force.
When state lawmakers convene virtually for the 2021 legislative session this week, local officials will be watching to see if the Assembly and Senate impose any new restrictions on economic development efforts.
TONAWANDA, NY (WKBW) — What could the stimulus relief package look like for you?
BUFFALO, N.Y. — New York will see more than $54 billion from the latest COVID-19 spending package between money earmarked for businesses, families, governments and more.
From March to May, the New York saw a 28% decrease in taxable sales, compared to the stretch in 2019. From June to August, restrictions started to ease, and more money started flowing. During that time, the state saw 9% less taxable sales in a year over year comparison. Some counties even saw growth in that time, including Erie County.
Workforce development has been a critical issue in Western New York for many years, and there is nothing new about efforts to connect would-be workers to the needs of employers.