Niagara poverty conference focuses on economic development
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.