The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s workforce development efforts are being recognized by the United States Chamber of Commerce. Laura Smith, Vice President of Economic Development for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, will be participating in the U.S. Chamber’s Talent Pipeline Management Academy. She is only one of 24 men and women chosen from 13 states to take part in this program.
Many local manufacturing plants and employers are facing a similar challenge – they will see a significant number of retirements over the next several years.
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 headed over the next several years. The data included in the report is an opportunity for us to set priorities, make informed decisions, and build collaboratives to improve and strengthen our workforce development system. The Partnership is supporting ways to address this through providing support for the Regional Workforce Development Coalition and meeting the workforce needs of local employers, including manufacturers.
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.
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.
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.
Continuing a strong year of advocacy focused on workforce development.
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.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is the region’s private sector economic development organization and regional chamber of commerce. We represent nearly 2,000 members who employ a quarter of a million people in the Buffalo Niagara region.
Partnership connecting students and summer internships through Say Yes Buffalo