Advocacy Overview

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’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.

The Partnership unveils its Advocacy Agenda detailing the federal, state and local policy priorities most important to its members.

A networking lunch designed to give Partnership members an opportunity to hear directly from state legislators about their state budget priorities and goals for the current session.

Held four times per year, featuring candid briefing and q-and-a sessions with Western New York’s highest profile elected officials, as well as policy themed roundtable and panel discussions focusing on the Partnership’s advocacy priorities.

Brings Western New York to the state capital for food and networking with state legislators, business leaders, and Albany insiders.  The event includes a short presentation of the Partnership’s state budget priorities.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Title Sponsor
Presenting Sponsors
Event Sponsors
Print Sponsor
Supporting Sponsors

LaBella Associates, D.P.C.

Niagara University

For more information, contact Grant Loomis at or 716-541-1736.


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