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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...

BNP Welcomes Kenya Hobbs as new Dir. Community Engagement & Equity Initiatives

By communications@thepartnership.org | Mar 1, 2023

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP) is pleased to announce the hiring of Kenya K. Hobbs as Director, Community Engagement & Equity Initiatives. 

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Announces 2023 ATHENA Award® Individual Finalists

By communications@thepartnership.org | Feb 22, 2023

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is pleased to announce the individual finalists for the 2023 ATHENA Leadership and Young Professional Leadership Awards®.  The awards recognize contributions made by women leaders that show professional excellence and advance the status of women throughout the Buffalo Niagara region.

Manufacturers focus on workforce needs, energy requirements

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Feb 2, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — Manufacturers in the Buffalo Niagara region have a lot on their minds, beyond supply chain issues and inflation.

They’re trying to fill job openings and get young people interested in manufacturing careers.

Local businesses say they’re still having a hard time finding qualified workers to fill positions

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Jan 27, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — It appears Erie county’s economy is off to a strong start in 2023. That’s according to the county executive and an historic new “unemployment report” for our region. But, is this really good news for local businesses?

Buffalo Niagara Partnership focusing on unemployment insurance costs, energy plan

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Jan 13, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — A Buffalo Niagara Partnership program aimed at preparing workers for jobs in manufacturing and other fields was awarded a $1 million grant from the state Office of Strategic Workforce Development.

Workforce development get boost from $1M state grant

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Jan 4, 2023

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — A Buffalo Niagara Partnership program aimed at preparing workers for jobs in manufacturing and other fields was awarded a $1 million grant from the state Office of Strategic Workforce Development.

Governor Hochul Announces First-ever Round of Office of Strategic Workforce Development Grant Awards Totaling More than $6 Million

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Dec 29, 2022

ALBANY, N.Y. — Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the New York State Office of Strategic Workforce Development has awarded more than $6 million in grants to eight projects across the state through the first round of the Capital and Pay for Performance Grant Programs.

Statement from Dottie Gallagher, BNP President and CEO, regarding the Climate Action Council’s enactment of its final Scoping Plan:

By jveronica@thepartnership.org | Dec 19, 2022

(Buffalo, NY) “Over the next thirty years, when New Yorkers deal with rolling brownouts, skyrocketing energy costs, and mandates for expensive new appliances, they should remember today as the reason why.”

New business forum for Western New York aims to drive economic innovation, thoughtful discussions

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Dec 13, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — The leading minds in Western New York’s business community are collaborating to create a brighter economic future for the region.

Buffalo Next: What’s happening this week in Buffalo Niagara business SHARE THIS

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Nov 29, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — What to know about the week ahead: The Buffalo Niagara Partnership will host a virtual event from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Roadmap for Cultural Inclusion Assessment.