economy

New federal data shows many NYS metro areas lagging in GDP growth

All 12 of the metro areas in New York State had economic growth rates below the national average last year. That’s according to the Empire Center , a...
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Wed, 09/27/2017 - 4:55pm
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Latest NYS numbers show a drop in private sector jobs locally

New numbers from the New York State Labor Department show a drop in jobs and a rise in unemployment in the Rochester area. The figures from the state...
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Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:47am
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UR and Harris Corporation bring 'Big Data' center to Rochester

The University of Rochester is partnering with Harris Corp. to create the Rochester Data Science Consortium that will be housed on the UR campus. The...
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Thu, 09/14/2017 - 1:16pm
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Your support is being used wisely

April marks the beginning of spring and the scheduled end of the New York State budget process.  Both could benefit from more sunshine.
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Congress may delay the DTV Transition date

As I write this month’s letter, it appears that the new President and Congress may delay the planned end of analog television broadcasting scheduled for February 17. This is in large part a response to the federal government running out of coupons to help over-the-air television viewers purchase digital converter boxes. It’s a problem that needs to be addressed. It is also a reaction to finding out how important free over-the-air television is to so many people in the country, especially in rural areas and the inner city. We’ll continue to provide the latest information about the transition on television, radio and online, especially since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) selected WXXI to help lead the community education effort about the transition to digital TV. You can read more about the FCC contract we were awarded on this highlight page or on page 5 of the February Guide (PDF).
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New Year's Predictions and Resolutions for 2009

The New Year is a time to make predictions and resolutions, so here’s my first one: I resolve that 2009 will be the year that WXXI makes its greatest strides in becoming the essential media resource for the Greater Rochester area.
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Education Links to the Future Economy

Many students are leaving school without the necessary tools, education and experiences to help them succeed in life.

The disconnection is largely because current educational approaches do not emphasize how education directly ties to economic value; for the most part students can’t see the link between what they are learning in the classroom to skills needed for the workforce or to run a business.

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