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The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is proud to work on behalf of our membership.  Whether drawing attention to an important issue or introducing programs and initiatives, our work reflects the needs and wants of WNY's business community.  Here's what we've been doing lately...

Western, upstate NY tech hub bid aims for $54 million in federal funds

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Mar 4, 2024

BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — The “tech hub” bid submitted by Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse plans to use about $54 million in federal funds to bolster the semiconductor industry in upstate New York.

John Persons honored for Tops leadership after 5/14

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Dec 7, 2023

BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — As Tops Markets’ president and chief operating officer, John Persons led the company through a time of grief, following the May 14, 2022 racist attack that killed 10 Black people at its Jefferson Avenue store. Persons received the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s inaugural Industry Leader award on Thursday, at the business group’s economic development summit.

Tech hub partners in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse team up for $75M funding push

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Nov 23, 2023

BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — When Buffalo teamed up with Rochester and Syracuse to be named one of 31 “tech hubs” around the country by a federal agency, it proved that regional collaboration can pay off.

But that was just the start.

Workers still hard to find, but employers determined to hire

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Nov 2, 2023

BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — Employers are still struggling to find the workers they need.

That point shone through once again in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s annual survey of its members’ top concerns. For the the third straight year, finding and keeping qualified talent was their No. 1 worry.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Releases 2023 Member Pulse Report

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Oct 24, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. — For the third consecutive year, difficulty finding and retaining qualified talent ranked as the top concern of BNP members, with three quarters reporting that they have unfilled positions. The impact of inflation and higher interest rates raised market conditions to the second concern after spending several years further down the ranking.

Poloncarz, Casilio give divergent views at county exec candidates forum before business group

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Sep 22, 2023

Democrat Mark Poloncarz and Republican Chrissy Casilio couldn’t have been more different in their answers Thursday at a forum hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

Tech hub competition draws flurry of applications

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Sep 22, 2023

BUFFALO, NY (The Buffalo News) — The joint bid by Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse to secure potentially tens of millions of dollars in federal funding for a “tech hub” faces stiff competition.

But the partners in the bid say they believe their regional approach will give them a leg up in the competition.

This Labor Day weekend, consider the need to help ourselves

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Sep 7, 2023

As family and friends come together to celebrate Labor Day and honor the working men and women who are the lifeblood of our economy, it seems appropriate to reflect on the kind of workforce our community needs now and in the future.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Announces Promotion of Grant Loomis to Senior Vice President

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Aug 31, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to announce the promotion of Grant Loomis to the position of Senior Vice President, effective Friday, August 18. In his new role, Grant will continue to provide exemplary leadership and strategic guidance to the organization’s economic development, workforce, and government relations initiatives.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Elects Officers and New Members to Its Board of Directors

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Aug 11, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 14, 2023 MEDIA CONTACT: Ian Gattie VP, Marketing & Programs igattie@thepartnership.org Regional Business Leaders Join Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Board BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the area’s regional chamber of commerce and privately-funded economic development organization, is pleased to announce recent changes to its Board…