Unshackle Upstate (UU) is a bi-partisan coalition of over 80 business and trade organizations representing upwards of 70,000 companies and employing more than 1.5 million people across Upstate New York.
Unshackle Upstate has one goal: to achieve reforms in Albany that make Upstate New York a stronger place to do business. The coalition’s policy agenda reflects its core pledges to seek pro-taxpayer initiatives such as lower taxes, fees and assessments; mandate relief and reduced state spending and borrowing.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s president and CEO serves on the leadership board for Unshackle Upstate, giving partnership members an even stronger voice in Albany on issues such as:
- Energy & Environment
- Business Tax/Mandates
- State Budget
- Regulation/Legislation Reforms
- Upstate Economic Development
- State Policies