President Donald J. Trump enters office with a series of sweeping proposals. But few could have more impact across the Midwest than his plans for a massive transportation infrastructure bill.
This June, the Peace Bridge, connecting Buffalo, New York to Fort Erie, Ontario, will celebrate its 90th birthday, but in the months prior, the bridge is undergoing a massive rehabilitation project.
Partner Voices Blog: Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition
After years of advocating for an increase in policies that would streamline cross border movement, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership can cross another item off our advocacy agenda.
The Can/Am Border Trade Alliance took its message and muscle to Washington, DC last month for its 23rd annual conference.
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.
The CanAm and Logistics & Transportation Councils toured a Foreign Trade Zone that’s right in Buffalo’s backyard at WP Warehousing.
In April, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership hosted over 200 Canadian and American business leaders in Niagara Falls at our Unleashing the Power of the Mega-Region event. Focused on connecting businesses from both sides of the border, the afternoon featured targeted presentations, facilitated discussions on cross-border growth, and live polling.
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.