Skip to content

In the News

With border restrictions eased, Canadians are returning to Western New York to shop

Blog Categories

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — In the parking lots at The Boulevard shopping center last weekend, a handful of cars in every row had Ontario license plates.

Officials and businesses hope newly eliminated border-crossing requirements will help boost those numbers.

"ArriveCan being eliminated is big but in my opinion the random testing and vaccination requirements were an extreme deterrent for quick trips across the border," said Dottie Gallagher, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

Read more here.

Related Posts

John Persons honored for Tops leadership after 5/14

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | December 7, 2023

BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — As Tops Markets’ president and chief operating officer, John Persons led the company through a time of grief, following the May 14, 2022 racist attack that killed 10 Black people at its Jefferson Avenue store. Persons received the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s inaugural Industry Leader award on Thursday, at the business group’s economic development summit.

Tech hub partners in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse team up for $75M funding push

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | November 23, 2023

BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — When Buffalo teamed up with Rochester and Syracuse to be named one of 31 “tech hubs” around the country by a federal agency, it proved that regional collaboration can pay off.

But that was just the start.

Workers still hard to find, but employers determined to hire

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | November 2, 2023

BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — Employers are still struggling to find the workers they need.

That point shone through once again in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s annual survey of its members’ top concerns. For the the third straight year, finding and keeping qualified talent was their No. 1 worry.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Releases 2023 Member Pulse Report

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | October 24, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. — For the third consecutive year, difficulty finding and retaining qualified talent ranked as the top concern of BNP members, with three quarters reporting that they have unfilled positions. The impact of inflation and higher interest rates raised market conditions to the second concern after spending several years further down the ranking.