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In the latest WXXI Business Report:

A recent survey from JP Morgan Chase shows business leaders are optimistic about their company’s prospects over the next several months, even with lingering concerns about COVID-19.

The CEO of Bausch + Lomb’s parent company, Bausch Health Companies, says the company continues to pursue the possibility of a spinoff of B + L’s vision care business, which has operations in Rochester.

The latest survey of the housing market both statewide and in the Rochester area, from the New York State Association of Realtors shows continued low inventory and higher home sale prices

Facebook has new data that shows some Monroe County businesses, including restaurants, have come back strongly from the start of the pandemic, while others, such as the travel industry, are still struggling.

In the latest WXXI Business Report - The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has set up a new website that will help local businesses fill openings by connecting them with available talent.

A new survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows continued optimism among businesses in the state to expand their operations as they continue to add jobs.

Plus, former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns has a new job as chairwoman of Teneo, a consulting firm.

Two regional ad agencies, Butler/Till and The Digital Hyve, are merging. What will the merger bring to the new, merged company?

How can Rochester become a hub for entrepreneurs? That was the question raised during a virtual event exploring options for a post-pandemic recovery, organized through Luminate, a business accelerator program for startups in optics, photonics and imaging.. 

Plus, Kodak has acquired some of the  assets of Southern Lithoplate, a North Carolina-based printing company.

A new monthly survey of business leaders in New York state (from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York) shows that business activity continues to pick up. 

Have you seen the new hotel in Rochester's East End? The Courtyard by Marriott will have its official grand opening this week.

Plus, Constellation Brands gets a minority stake in Dos Hombres, the mezcal company started by Breaking Bad actors Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston.  

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Matt Hurlbutt, president of Greater Rochester Enterprise, talks about the idea for regional ‘tech hubs’ that U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says is part of the $250 billion U.S. Competition and Innovation Act.

Plus, Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns has a new memoir; hear what she has to say about racial equity. And, Dress for Success Rochester, an organization that helps women secure sustainable employment, will be offering a mobile service.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, Paychex says the latest monthly index on small business jobs shows  growth was flat in May. It's partly due to the difficulty some businesses are having when it comes to filling jobs.

SPI Systems has developed technology it says can reduce both emissions and the cost of running diesel trucks, plus Xerox has acquired a southern California document solutions company.

In this week’s WXXI Business Report:

  • A recent survey on business conditions in New York state shows improvement reported by the leaders of service-sector companies.
  • Former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, who now consults other companies, talks about the need for greater diversity in the executive ranks of corporations.
  • And new numbers from the NY State Association of Realtors show a continued lack of inventory.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, New York state’s economic development award competition is back. It was on pause last year, and this year a total pool of $750 million will be divided among various communities.

The new Empire State Manufacturing Survey shows businesses expect to add jobs this year, and they also anticipate rising prices. 

Plus, Constellation Brands makes its first investment as part of a new program to invest in Black or minority-owned businesses.

In the latest WXXI Business Report, a new report from Paychex says employment at small businesses continues to grow. 

M&T Bank unveiled a new $58 million Tech Hub in Buffalo, and the company says it will have a positive economic impact on the Rochester area too.

Plus, Hyzon Motors, the Asia-based fuel cell company with operations in Honeoye Falls, hires an industry veteran as its new chief engineer.