Advocacy Agenda

Effective advocacy is at the heart of what has made the Buffalo Niagara Partnership the premier employer organization in our region. This commitment continues with the release of our 2019 Advocacy Agenda focused on the following key areas:

TAXES & REGULATIONS – Absent real reform and lasting relief, the tax and regulatory burden Buffalo Niagara employers face will continue to stifle the region’s economic competitiveness.

DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION – At this critical moment for the region, sound private investment should be supported through strong, focused incentives to help reinvigorate Buffalo Niagara and address core needs in our community.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT – Buffalo Niagara’s economic growth will continue to be constrained unless we collectively address the urgent and growing workforce needs of the region’s employers.

CROSS BORDER ECONOMY – Government policies should bind Buffalo Niagara’s economy closer to Canada, not create false barriers to trade, job creation and economic opportunity.

INVESTING IN BUFFALO NIAGARA – Strategic public investments will reap tangible economic benefits including a stronger tax base and additional good-paying jobs.

TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE – The lack of both public investment and support for transformative private projects presents a growing threat to the health of our economy.

As the area’s regional chamber of commerce, the Partnership will work with our members and elected officials to address these priorities and build a more robust and competitive regional economy in the process.


Dottie Gallagher
President & CEO

Grant Loomis
Vice President, Government Affairs

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