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State gas tax ‘holiday’ idea fuels debate
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — Gasoline prices at the pump are 54% higher locally than a year ago.
But if some state lawmakers have their way, motorists would pay less when they fuel up, through a state gas tax holiday.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership says the state is “flush with billions of dollars in cash thanks to the American Rescue Plan. A temporary reprieve from the state’s gas tax will have little impact on state coffers but would provide some level of relief to New Yorkers, especially those in upstate where driving is a necessary part of our daily lives.”
BNP Welcomes Kenya Hobbs as new Dir. Community Engagement & Equity Initiatives
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kenya K. Hobbs as Director, Community Engagement & Equity Initiatives.
Buffalo Niagara Partnership Announces 2023 ATHENA Award® Individual Finalists
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to announce the individual finalists for the 2023 ATHENA Leadership and Young Professional Leadership Awards®. The awards recognize contributions made by women leaders that show professional excellence and advance the status of women throughout the Buffalo Niagara region.
Manufacturers focus on workforce needs, energy requirements
BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — Manufacturers in the Buffalo Niagara region have a lot on their minds, beyond supply chain issues and inflation.
They’re trying to fill job openings and get young people interested in manufacturing careers.
Local businesses say they’re still having a hard time finding qualified workers to fill positions
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It appears Erie county’s economy is off to a strong start in 2023. That’s according to the county executive and an historic new “unemployment report” for our region. But, is this really good news for local businesses?