Economic & Business Climate

Innovation Trail: Student Entrepreneurs Compete

Students learn a lesson in venture capital thanks to an event using fake money which can translate into a very real prize.


Touring PAETEC's New HQ Site with CEO Arunas Chesonis

PAETEC Board Chairman and CEO Arunas Chesonis unveiled more about his vision for the company's new world headquarters on WXXI's Need to Know Rochester

The Innovation Trail: From Beer to Ethanol

An old upstate New York brewery is finding new life as an ethanol plant and bringing the potential of new jobs.

Befuddling Bioinformatics

Learn what happens when a few hundred computer scientists and biologists get together in Western New York and talk about what they've been up to lately.


Demolition is Next Step in Redevelopment of Photech Site

The 15 acre site on Driving Park Avenue was home to a film & photographic paper manufacturer that closed in 1991.


As Midtown is Demolished, How the New Downtown Will Develop

Now that the final demolition has begun at Midtown Plaza, WXXI's Bob Smith looks at downtown's future with Heidi Zimmer-Meyer, President of the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation.


Consumer Confidence Rising, but Still Considered Low

The Siena Research Institute's latest survey shows Rochester as the only metro region surveyed with an improvement in the category of Future Confidence.


WXXI News Gets National Exposure on PBS NewsHour

PBS' nightly national news program turned to WXXI News Director Julie Philipp for perspective on public opinion of the economy and government.

Mott's Strike in Seventh Week

Union workers at the Mott's plant in Williamson, Wayne County continue to walk the picket line even as they tighten their belts at home.


Advocates Release Self-Sufficiency Standard

The new report released in Rochester provides a measure of what it takes to make ends meet in New York State without public or private assistance.

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