A.J. Wright

A path to 32

Back in 2010, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership kicked off the “Remember in November” campaign – an effort to “flip” control of the NYS Senate from Democrat to Republican.

We made that choice not because of partisan politics, but because of geographic struggles that our state continues to deal with: Upstate versus Downstate.

The Partnership prepares for Primary Day

Tomorrow (Tuesday, September 9, 2014) is Primary Day for New York State elections, and Buffalo Niagara is privy to two hotly contested legislative races in the 60th Senate District and in the 141st Assembly District.

Generally, the Partnership does not engage in primary races (read more about our engagement policies here) – but two candidates are on the ballot tomorrow who we’ve identified as deserving of our early support: Senator Mark Grisanti and Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes.

Takeaways from Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE)

The opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with hundreds of chambers of commerce doesn’t happen every day – but when it does, it is always extremely valuable.

The other week, on behalf of The Partnership, I attended the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) meeting alongside Sara Schumacher, our senior director of member services, and Liz Callahan, our workforce development manager.

Reauthorization of Brownfield Cleanup Program

The Partnership is extremely excited about the reauthorization of the Brownfield Cleanup Program, which just passed in the Senate and Assembly!

“The Partnership is beyond thrilled that the Assembly and Senate have both passed the extension of the Brownfield Cleanup Program,” said our President & CEO Dottie Gallagher-Cohen. “Hundreds of jobs and extensive private investment will be created because of the continuation of such an impactful economic development tool. We urge Governor Cuomo to sign this extension immediately.”