The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s (BNP's) advocacy efforts are broad and far-reaching on behalf of our members.
- An experienced government affairs team focuses on economic development policy and business advocacy at all levels of government.
- Our advocacy efforts inform government leaders about the impact of their actions or inactions on local employers and their employees.
- We track legislation and mobilize coalitions in support or opposition of specific policies.
- We work to reduce burdensome regulations and bureaucratic red tape.
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Our advocacy events connect members to elected officials at the federal, state and local level through a host of programs and events. As a member, you have an opportunity to hear directly from decision and policy makers about the issues being debated in Washington, Albany and right here in Western New York.
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From the Blog
ECIDA Creates New MWBE Incentive
The Erie County Industrial Development Agency recently approved a new incentive for MWBE subcontractor utilization, known as the Economic Inclusion Program.
COVID-19 Bulletin: Tax Credits Available for COVID-Related Costs
Small businesses can now apply for a new tax credit to help offset COVID-19 costs. The $250 million COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit Program will cover up to 50% of eligible expenses, for a maximum benefit of $25,000.
Comptroller: “Duplication” in State Workforce Efforts
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli recently released a report assessing the state Department of Labor’s workforce development efforts. The report found significant overlap, duplication, gaps, and fragmentation in state workforce development programs and services. The audit found that New York offers over 500 workforce development programs and services, administered
5.17.22 Member Bulletin: Supporting East Buffalo
BNP has stepped in to assist the City of Buffalo in their efforts to organize the generous support offered by the business community. Updated 5.20.22 With the establishment of the two funds described below, interested donors are encouraged to contact the appropriate fund directly to provide support.