Advocacy Partners

The Partnership strategically allies with select organizations in order to maximize our efforts and produce greater results for our members. These alliances range from long-term founding membership roles to short-term strategic alliances created to focus on hot button issues affecting the region. We are a founding member of both Unshackle Upstate and the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition and a proud member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and The Business Council.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations. They all share one thing—they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C.

The Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition

The Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition represents chambers and businesses from 12 states and two Canadian provinces.  Recognizing the Great Lakes region as the world’s most important economic engine, the Coalition supports and promotes job creating infrastructure investment and federal policies to help drive the region’s long-term economic competitiveness and transformation.

Unshackle Upstate

Unshackle Upstate is a bipartisan coalition of more than 80 business and trade organizations representing 70,000 companies employing more than 1.5 million people across Upstate New York.  Unshackle Upstate is laser focused on achieving reforms in Albany that make Upstate New York a stronger place to do business.

Unshackle Upstate

The Business Council of New York State

The Business Council of New York State, Inc., is the leading business organization in New York State, representing the interests of large and small firms throughout the state. Its membership is made up of thousands of member companies, as well as local chambers of commerce and professional and trade associations.

2016 Strategic Partners

Minimum Wage Reality Check Coalition

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has joined forces with more than 30 state, regional and local organizations to support the Minimum Wage Reality Check campaign.  This coalition opposes raising New York State’s minimum wage to $15.00 an hour and works to better educate the public on the consequences of this unprecedented proposal.