One step closer to protecting our greatest asset – the Great Lakes

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Great Lakes advocacy work took a big step forward earlier this month when the United States Senate and House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. The bill authorizes approximately $5 billion in water infrastructure projects, including those critical to the Great Lakes and the Buffalo Niagara region. The Partnership, through its work with the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition, has actively advocated for the passage of this bill.


Cross Border Advocacy Paying Off

Here in Buffalo Niagara, you only have to look across the river to see our great neighbor to the north – Canada. Not all that long ago, we could cross the border with little more than a driver’s license. Now, as security pressures on both our counties have increased, the easy crossings we previously experienced are no longer. Today, the people and goods entering either country are faced with the necessity of slowing down to prove they are allowed to cross our international boundaries.