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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

Advocacy Alert

6.3.22 Advocacy Alert: How Albany is Ending the 2022 session

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | June 14, 2022

The New York State Legislature is concluding its 2022 legislative session. The final week included a flurry of legislative activity on numerous issues of importance. Legislation that passed both houses will go to Governor Hochul’s desk for consideration. Legislation that did not pass both houses is stalled for the

BNP Advocacy Insider – June 2022

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | June 8, 2022

Legislature Ends Year with Flurry of Activity The New York State Legislature gaveled out for the final time in 2022. Before doing so, it passed hundreds of bills that will head to the Governor’s desk for review. The BNP was in constant contact with state leaders throughout the last week,

Advocacy Alert

6.6.22 Advocacy Alert: Coalition of Chambers Call for Federal Assault Weapons Ban

By communications@thepartnership.org | June 6, 2022

Business organizations urge Congress to act following racist mass shooting in Buffalo The Buffalo Niagara Partnership joined forces with the Business Council of New York State and several regional chambers of commerce throughout New York to call on the federal government to reinstate a ban on assault weapons.

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