BN360 Announces 2016-2017 Spotlight Professionals

Buffalo, N.Y. – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership announced today its BN360 Spotlight Professionals for 2016-2017. BN360 – the Partnership’s young professionals program – honors ten young professionals annually who exemplify leadership in both their profession and community involvement. Spotlight Professionals are chosen from nominations submitted by Buffalo Niagara Partnership members. This year’s Spotlight Professionals represent a variety of industries and talents.

Statement on NYS Budget Agreement

Buffalo, NY – “With this State Budget deal, the Governor and members of the State Legislature have turned their backs on New York employers and doubled down on the state’s well-earned reputation as the most unfriendly place in the country to own and operate a business.  The employer mandates contained in this budget are unprecedented and will continue to hold back the Upstate economy.  And as bad as this budget is for employers, it could have been much worse if it were not for the aggressive and coordinated advocacy efforts of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Unshackle Upstate, the Minimum Wage Reality Check coalition and dozens of employer organizations who collectively stood up for New York’s job creators.”

Buffalo Niagara Partnership to host summit for American and Canadian business leaders on cross-border opportunities

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has teamed up with Ontario’s Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce to present Unleashing the Power of the Mega-Region, a unique summit focused on business opportunities on both sides of the border. The afternoon event takes place on Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls, NY. Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, President and CEO of the Partnership says the summit aims to inform, educate and motivate both American and Canadian businesses to explore cross border growth.

Expansion of loan fund boosts potential for redevelopment opportunities in downtown Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and the City of Buffalo announced today that a loan fund created through the Buffalo Building Reuse Project (BBRP) has significantly increased its capacity to spur redevelopment projects in downtown Buffalo.  The loan fund, a key strategy of the BBRP, was established to create a resource to assist with project gap financing and other factors that may hinder or delay downtown residential housing and mixed-use redevelopment. Now, with participation of five Buffalo-area banks – Evans Bank, First Niagara Bank, HSBC Bank, KeyBank, and M&T Bank – and the New York Business Development Corporation, the expanded fund has the capacity to assist 6 to 10 projects per year in Buffalo, nearly three times the potential of the initial fund.

Manufacturing Month Kickoff Event Begins October Focus on WNY Manufacturing

BUFFALO, N.Y– The Buffalo Niagara Partnership Manufacturers’ Council will kick off its 2015-16 season and mark the beginning of its Manufacturing Month initiative with an opening event on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM at Shea’s Smith Theatre, 658 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202. The event is open to Partnership members as well as non-members and will feature local and national manufacturing experts, with discussions on the top issues facing manufacturers in the region today.