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Advocacy Overview

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.

I was very impressed with resources the Partnership employed to help influence this important legislation.

-Sam Savarino, CEO Savarino Companies

Advocacy Events

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.

Check out our events calendar to browse all of our upcoming events and to see when the next Advocacy event is taking place.

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From the Blog

Comptroller: “Duplication” in State Workforce Efforts

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | June 2, 2022

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

By communications@thepartnership.org | May 18, 2022

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.

3.21.22 COVID Bulletin: State Reverses Course on HERO Act

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | March 21, 2022

Without fanfare, the New York State Department of Labor updated its website to announce the relaxation of some NY HERO Act provisions. Employers can now forego enforcing their workplace safety plans.

3.17.22 Advocacy Alert: Hochul Extends State of Emergency, Signs Sexual Harassment Bills

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | March 17, 2022

Governor Kathy Hochul has issued an Executive Order extending New York’s state of emergency declaration for COVID-19. The state of emergency was scheduled to expire today, but Hochul extended the declaration through April 15.