What’s happening this week in Buffalo Niagara business?

What to know about the upcoming week

Slow but steady job growth returned to the Buffalo Niagara region in September as back-to-school hiring offset some softness in the rest of the private sector.

This week we’ll see how that has affected the region’s unemployment rate, which at 3.4% in August was just one tick above today’s trough. Workers remain hard to come by, and although the local labor force has grown over the past year, it is not enough to satisfy the appetite for new hires among employers.

The state Labor Department will release the unemployment rate for September on Tuesday.

BootSector, an organization to help entrepreneurs and startups, will host “Getting to the First Step,” a panel discussion on where to start when starting a business. It will be held at The Exchange at Beverly Gray, 334 East Utica, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday. Tickets are free and available at Eventbrite.com.

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ten Western New York Nonprofit Organizations will compete in a Shark Tank-style competition for $50,000 in grants.

Step 10host of United Way of Buffalo & Erie County The Next Generation United Advisory Board will be held in front of a live audience from 5:30 to 9:00 pm on Wednesday in the Seneca One Tower Auditorium.

Nonprofit leaders will present their pitches to event organizers on how their organizations and missions improve Western New York communities. The $50,000 grant is double the amount awarded during last year’s competition. An audience expected to be over 300 people will vote to determine the winners.

SUNY Fredonia Office of Career Developmente will host its 15th Graduate School Fair from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room. Workshops hosted by the offices of Career Development, Graduate Studies and participating recruiters will also be offered on Monday and Tuesday.

In addition to Fredonia, more than 60 institutions will be represented with graduate and professional programs in a variety of industries and disciplines, including business, education, health/medicine, humanities and science. For details and a complete list of programs, visit fredonia.edu/student-life/career-development-office.

For more information about Graduate School Week events, contact Interim Director of the Office of Career Development Chris Lagrow via email at [email protected] or call (716) 673-3327.


Kaleida Health pays $2.7 million to the feds in case of self-disclosed insurance violation.

Another Rite Aid store closes in the Buffalo Niagara area.

M&T Bank sees a ‘double-edged sword’ with higher interest rates.

The court sided with Amherst JC Penney eminent domain case.

Influencers usher in a new era of advertising.

Forty workers are on strike at the Milk-Bone plant in Buffalo.

The deadline to apply for pot licenses has been extended, enforcement of illegal sales is expanding.

The five winners from 43North have high hopes about their time in Buffalo.

UB gets up great donation to help build their new engineering building.

Mackenzie Scott is coming for neighborhood health care.

Developer wants tax breaks for a “luxury” condo project in North Tonawanda.

Steve Case says cities must be strengthened their efforts to help startups.

A ° Сcontroversial plastics plant in Lockport receives tax relief from the IDA.

The semi-finalists from 43North were focused on Buffalo.

What Buffalo Sabers fans can expect at the concession stand this season?

The developer of a large apartment complex in Amherst wants more than $2.1 million in tax credits.

The developer of a shuttered nursing home in Buffalo says so needs tax breaks to keep the project going.


Four reads from Buffalo Next:

1. How New York’s introduction of legal pot sales works comparison with other countries? Not good.

2. Back to school hiring has been good for the Buffalo Niagara job market.

3. Take a closer look The redevelopment of the Trico Building.

4. How Western Colleges in New York are adapting to a declining student population.

5. How Mighty Taco has grown up in a Buffalo food icon.

The Buffalo Next team gives you the big picture of the region’s economic revitalization. Send tips to [email protected] or contact Buffalo Next editor David Robinson at 716-849-4435.

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