A new workforce development initiative is spreading rapidly across the country and it’s now being deployed here in Western New York. Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) applies the principles of supply chain management to talent acquisition. Developed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and successfully implemented in Houston, Texas, TPM is at the core of Employ Buffalo Niagara – a new regional, employer-led workforce development initiative powered by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.
Some members of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency are looking to change the adaptive reuse policy by mandating more affordable housing in development projects.
There is no better way to get a vast view of Buffalo’s changing economy and skyline than on a boat. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership held our annual all-council meeting in mid-August onboard the Grand Lady that set sail on the Buffalo river and along the Lake Erie shoreline.
On a perfect summer afternoon 200 Buffalo Niagara Partnership members hopped on board the Grand Lady and toured along Buffalo’s transforming waterfront. The Buffalo River offers a picturesque look back at what once was a busy shipping port and manufacturing hub along the Great Lakes. While the waterfront is changing by adding more pedestrian access and recreational space, industry still has a place along the banks.
Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a growing trend in urban redevelopment that integrates some form of mass transit into a project based on its location, design, amenities and market appeal. We asked one of our Development Advisory Council members, Paul Ciminelli, President and CEO of Ciminelli Real Estate, to discuss the growing national trend of TOD and how his company has implemented this into its latest project.
The Buffalo Niagara region’s job growth has been steady since the recession of 2009. The region has added over 5,000 jobs in that span, but we are lagging behind the rest of the nation.
The WBFO article covering our Annual Report highlighted our employer-driven workforce development initiative, Employ Buffalo Niagara, along with our strategic agreements with the Hamilton and Greater Niagara chambers of commerce.
New legislation is circulating in Albany (S.5603/A.7191) that would establish unnecessary consent requirements on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) related to information they receive from their subscribers. We believe this is an overreaction to recent congressional action, which repealed a federal law that never went into effect. It also misleads the public into believing there are currently no safeguards to protect consumers.
In our bi-national economy one way to grow your business is to look north to Canada. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership hosted its first Export Resources Forum earlier this month – where companies learned how they can use local resources to cost-effectively export their goods. And now we are passing this expertise and knowledge on to you.