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750,000 workforce + 27,000 new grads = one mighty labor pool.
Buffalo Niagara by the numbers. Do the Math! And when you apply the multiplier factor - hassle-free living - you can see that we're a region where it all adds up for businesses starting out, growing, and locating in Buffalo Niagara::Where Business Works.
We're educated. Western New York is home to 15 four-year colleges and universities and 20 two-year schools, annually graduating more than 27,000. We're affordable. With median regional housing prices slightly above $128,000, median household income of $46,682, and health insurance costs 25% below the national average, our workforce is affordable. We're formidable. Our workforce is 750,000 strong, with the skills and education for 21st century jobs - and an old-fashioned work ethic: our absenteeism and turnover rates are among the lowest in the country. We're growing. Total nonfarm employment in Buffalo Niagara grew over 0.6% in 2012.