Economic & Business Climate

Innovation Conversation: Small Business, Big Deal

Tonight at 8:00 p.m. on WXXI-TV, a look at the challenges that small business owners face as they seek to start up and grow in New York State in "Small Business, Big Deal" a WXXI Innovation Trail News special.

Future of UB Unclear After "NY SUNY 2020"

UB 2020 - the legislative package that University at Buffalo officials have championed for years as the Buffalo area's best vehicle for an economic revival - is facing a tough climb.

What the Southwest-AirTran Merger Means for Rochester

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward explains why local officials are hopeful the merger will mean added service to and from Greater Rochester International.

GM Announces Investment in Lexington Ave. Plant

General Motors says it will invest $100 million in the Rochester plant and add 30 workers to the hundreds of people already employed there.

Governor Cuomo Still Filling Top Jobs

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been slowly but steadily filling top administration jobs.

WXXI Innovation Trail Series: Brain Drain

WXXI's Innovation Trail investigates "Brain Drain" and what can be done to attract and keep young people in upstate New York.

Brain Drain: Young Professionals Bucking or Backing Trends?

WXXI's Innovation Trail investigates "Brain Drain" and what can be done to attract and keep young people in upstate New York. 

Schumer Visits Genesee to Stump for BEER Act

Senator Chuck Schumer's stop at Rochester's Genesee Brewery was the latest in which he stumped for the Brewers Excise and Economic Relief Act.

Corning: From Cookware to Gorilla Glass

Corning Inc. is still developing some of the toughest glass in the world, but now it's known less for cookware and more for its latest rising star: the superthin and tough Gorilla Glass.

A Rust Belt Neighborhood in Transition

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Daniel Robison examines the progress made in a neighborhood on Buffalo's West Side that has seen some tough times.