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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...

Buffalo Next: For businesses, the bill is coming due for the pandemic surge in unemployment benefits

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Feb 24, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — New York State owes $9.3 billion to the federal government for funds borrowed to cover the cost of unemployment claims that soared during the pandemic. Now the bill from Uncle Sam is coming due. And small businesses worry they will get stuck with the

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership announces first 5 participants in their Minority-Owned Business Initiative

By cciccarelli@thepartnership.org | Feb 11, 2022

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP) has a long-standing commitment to promote a diverse and inclusive business climate in the WNY region. To further this commitment, BNP has joined forces with Bank of America and National Grid to create an underwriting fund to sponsor BNP memberships as part of their new Minority-Owned Business Initiative.

6 executives focused on diversity have big ideas for Buffalo Niagara’s companies

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Feb 4, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — The Buffalo Niagara region is becoming a more diverse place – and that growing diversity is a big reason why the local population is growing again after five decades of decline.

The ‘Great Resignation’ tops Buffalo Niagara Partnership legislative agenda

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Jan 14, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBFO) — The start of the state legislature session bring pitches from across New York on what this or that group wants, legal changes and cash or cuts for businesses and agencies. Years ago, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership set up a different system: a combined agenda from local

Business group: Expand financial aid for training, apprenticeships, to address worker shortage

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Jan 14, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (The Buffalo News) — For employers, one issue is dominant these days. “Western New York, and our entire country, needs more people working,” said Dottie Gallagher, president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. No surprise, then, that helping solve the worker shortage tops this year’s edition of

Buffalo Niagara Partnership unveils its advocacy agenda

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Jan 14, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Several mechanics are seeing a boost of cars coming into their shop for repair. Experts say it is because of bad road conditions in Western New York. According to a national research group that oversees road issues both on national and state levels, more money will

New vaccine mandates for cross-border essential workers could impact trade

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Jan 13, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Several mechanics are seeing a boost of cars coming into their shop for repair. Experts say it is because of bad road conditions in Western New York. According to a national research group that oversees road issues both on national and state levels, more money will

Experts see an uptick in rough road conditions, car repair

By mcotter@thepartnership.org | Jan 13, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Several mechanics are seeing a boost of cars coming into their shop for repair. Experts say it is because of bad road conditions in Western New York. According to a national research group that oversees road issues both on national and state levels, more money will