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Niagara poverty conference focuses on economic development

Courtesy of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc.

The 3rd annual Poverty Conference  takes place Friday at Niagara University focusing on economic development.  The theme for this year's event is "From the Ground UP: Economic Development Solutions to Alleviating Poverty." WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Christian Hoffman, Communications and Development Manager for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc. about the conference and poverty in our region. 

The event is hosted by the  Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless.  It features examples of national, regional and local economic development initiatives.  Keynote speakers include Jeanne DuBois, a strategic advisor for Boston's Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation and Gary Wozniak of Detroit's RecoveryPark. 

Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. - 10 a.m.

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.