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Advocacy Update

Where We Stand: New York State Budget

The New York State Budget is so much more than dollars and cents. While it does direct spending over the next fiscal year, the state budget is also typically teeming with policy—legislation that impacts New York’s employers and taxpayers every single day. That is why the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is so actively engaged in state budget advocacy, making sure state leaders and Western New York’s senators and assembly members know what we support and what we oppose.

Addressing the regional skills gap

This past weekend, I spoke at the Buffalo UnConference about workforce development and what the skills gap means to employers.

In workforce development and staffing, the term “skills gap” has been used so often it has practically reached buzzword status – right next to “synergy” and “circle back”.