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P-Tech Works to Support Industry Workforce Needs

Many local manufacturing plants and employers are facing a similar challenge – they will see a significant number of retirements over the next several years. In fact, the Labor Market Assessment (LMA) shows that there will be approximately 137,000 retirements over the next 10 years, equaling 20% of the region’s

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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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Obama Administration Regulations And The Impact On Manufacturers

There may be only about 100 days left in President Obama’s term, but his Administration is not slowing down. They are aggressively implementing a new series of regulations that will affect our nation’s businesses and, unfortunately for our economy, American manufacturers are taking the brunt of the burden. Recently, the

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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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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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Manufacturing Month Kickoff 2016: Mark Your Calendars!

The Partnership is excited to announce the second installment of our signature manufacturing event, the Manufacturing Month Kickoff! This year’s theme is Building a Better Workforce, and is taking place on Thursday, October 6th, 2016. Topic: Study after study has shown the growing skills gap in manufacturing, in Western New

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Manufacturers Council April Meeting

The Partnership’s Manufacturers Council had its third meeting of the season late last month as member manufacturers gathered to discuss private sector best practices in several areas of workforce development – recruitment, advancement, and apprenticeships. The main feature of the meeting was a panel discussion with three Council members, offering

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Expanding Pell Grant Eligibility for a Stronger Workforce

The Buffalo Niagara region is facing a serious challenge as the unfulfilled need for a developed workforce begins to threaten the viability of the region’s economic future. Although job creation efforts are continuous, the struggle to hire qualified candidates to fill open positions remains constant. Investing in and supporting education

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Success knows no boundaries

International business woman, Nadja Piatka, to address harnessing the power of the CanAm market as keynote speaker at Unleashing the Power of the Mega-Region event. It is really not as difficult as some business people may perceive. That is how Nadja Piatka describes her view of cross border trade after

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Harness the Potential of the CanAm Market

Unleashing the Power of the Mega-Region can change your perspective. More and more companies – in the United States and Canada – are viewing our international border as an opportunity, not a barrier. And it may be the next big thing for your business. Find out more at an exciting

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