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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

6.1.22 Advocacy Alert: Legislature Considering Pay Range Mandate

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | June 1, 2022

Today, 6/1, the New York State Senate will vote on a bill to mandate disclosure of pay ranges in job postings. The Assembly may also pass the bill in the next 48 hours. The legislation, S.9427A/A.10477, requires that any job postings or advertisements list a range of compensation, defined as

Advocacy Alert

5.31.22 Advocacy Alert: What to Expect as Session Nears Finish

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | May 31, 2022

The New York State Legislature’s last scheduled session day is Thursday. As lawmakers prepare for elections in November, we expect a busy week of legislative activity. As the Legislature nears the end of session, here are the issues the BNP expects them to tackle: Gun Control. In the wake of

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.

Erie County to Assist Storefront Renovations

By communications@thepartnership.org | May 9, 2022

Erie County recently announced a program designed to assist small businesses that may have lost revenue during the COVID pandemic, helping them with exterior façade upgrades and improvements that will in turn attract new customers, business and revenue. The program will grant eligible small businesses in Erie County up to $40,000 to renovate their storefronts to increase foot traffic into their stores.