Committed to Solving the Talent Challenge

Written by: Marty Griffith, President, BankOnBuffalo As a community bank, BankOnBuffalo, is being developed by local people and local businesses.  We understand that the viability, growth and expansion of the local business economy are directly linked to best practices in workforce development.  It’s no secret that it is often a challenge

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Member Spotlight - McCullagh Coffee

Member Spotlight: McCullagh Coffee

Did you know that September 29th is #NationalCoffeeDay? What better way to celebrate than featuring McCullagh Coffee in this Member Spotlight blog. McCullagh Coffee is celebrating their 150th Anniversary roasting coffee in the City of Buffalo! We caught up with McCullagh Coffee’s President Warren Emblidge III for a brief Q&A: Q:What

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Member Expertise - UB TCIE

Pooling Together to Address Manufacturing’s Workforce Woes

Written by: Timothy Leyh, Executive Director of The University at Buffalo Center for Industrial Effectiveness (UB TCIE) It’s no secret that manufacturing companies are fishing in a small pond when looking to fill new positions and slots vacated by retirees. We all know the reasons. Job seekers lack in-demand, high-tech skills. Misperceptions

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Why Ridesharing is an Important Driver of Workforce Development

Over 500 cities and more than 40 states across the United States have successfully implemented ridesharing efforts, including companies such as Uber and Lyft. However, Buffalo remains the largest economic market in the U.S. that does not offer this transportation alternative. And that has a direct effect on workforce development

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2017 Labor Market Assessment Perspective

Invest Buffalo Niagara has unveiled the much anticipated Buffalo Niagara Labor Market Assessment.  The assessment examines six target industries: Advanced Business Services, Advanced Manufacturing, Agribusiness, Cleantech, Life Sciences, Logistics, and Tourism.  The objective of the report is to illustrate where our regional labor market currently stands and where we are

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Racial Equity Roundtable

Buffalo’s Great Opportunity: Building Diversity in the Workforce

Buffalo’s renaissance is here and real.   The opportunity for us to thrive as a region of tomorrow depends upon our ability to create equity. The Community Foundation has led and staffed the Racial Equity Roundtable, a group of committed people looking to change the unfortunate economic reality of too many

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Manufacturing Month Kickoff 2016: Makers Reports

If you haven’t heard, the Partnership’s signature annual manufacturing event is coming up on Thursday, October 6th! This year’s Manufacturing Month Kickoff will feature Martin Scaglione as the keynote speaker. Martin has over 25 years of manufacturing experience and has now turned his focus to workforce development. Martin and Hope

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Buffalo, New York: Building Off a Breakthrough

In April of 2015, AspenWSI and the US Economic Development Administration launched the Communities that Work Partnership, aiming to document and accelerate employer-led regional workforce initiatives. Through a nationally competitive review process, the Buffalo Niagara Regional Team was chosen as one of seven teams to participate in this project. Each

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Manufacturing | Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Manufacturers Council Meets With Members of Congress on Critical Issues

Continuing a strong year of advocacy focused on workforce development. Recently, members of the Partnership’s Manufacturers Council met with our federal congressional delegation regarding legislation that is vital to the success of the industry here, in Western New York. This continues the strong advocacy work of our Council this year,

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