‘Buy American’ Update

Working with our partners at Unshackle Upstate and other regional chambers of commerce, we were able to successfully remove the ‘Buy American’ provision from the adopted state budget.

Failing to do so would have jeopardized existing bi-national supply chains and undermined our cross-border economy.

Governor Cuomo’s proposed ‘Buy American’ plan looked to establish a preference in all state and public authority contracts and procurements over $100,000 for bidders who agree to provide products that are manufactured in the U.S.

Read more about the ‘Buy American’ Act and why the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and our allies were so adamantly opposed here.