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‘Buy American’ Act Would Threaten Bi-National Economy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed a ‘Buy American’ Act in his 2017-18 Executive Budget.  This legislation would establish a preference in all state and public authority contracts and procurements over $100,000 for bidders who agree to provide products that are manufactured in the U.S.  If implemented, it would threaten the robust trade and investment relationship New York State has with Canada.

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Buffalo takes the issues to Washington, D.C.

Last week, Grant Loomis and I joined twenty-five members of the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition (GLMCC) for our annual fly-in and lobby days in Washington, D.C.  During our trip, the group attended more than 50 meetings with Members of Congress and staff.  In each meeting, we outlined our main priorities, which range from investing in our nation’s infrastructure to supporting our bi-national economy with Canada.  A full list of the priorities we discussed in each meeting can be found here.