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Press Pass looks at economics of BPO, Wallenda's walk

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Jim Fink discusses his  recent  Business First story focusing on the economics of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

While the cultural organization generates millions in economic activity, Nik Wallenda may be having trouble gathering the sponsor support needed to make his June 15th walk across the Falls.

A troubling development for Buffalo is the closing of the Canadian Consulate in downtown Buffalo. According to Jim Fink,  the impact of the move goes beyond losing 75 local jobs.

The Consulate is also one of the key tenants of HSBC Tower, which is struggling to keep some of its larger occupants. Despite the immediate troubles, Fink believes the building's proximity to Canalside will be a huge benefit over the long haul.

Listen here to more from Jim Fink on this week's Press Pass.



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Jay joined Buffalo Toronto Public Media in 2008 and has been local host for NPR's "Morning Edition" ever since. In June, 2022, he was named one of the co-hosts of WBFO's "Buffalo, What's Next."

A graduate of St. Mary's of the Lake School, St. Francis High School and Buffalo State College, Jay has worked most of his professional career in Buffalo. Outside of public media, he continues in longstanding roles as the public address announcer for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League and as play-by-play voice of Canisius College basketball.