Our regional transportation network is a vital piece of the Buffalo Niagara economy. We rely on roads and bridges to move people and goods around the region and to connect us with the rest of the country – and world. With our region’s position on an international border and the prominence of the local logistics industry; the transportation network plays a critical role in the Buffalo Niagara region. As such, the Partnership has taken a strong position role in advocating for our region’s fair allocation of transportation funds from the state and federal governments, as well as supporting projects that strengthen our infrastructure.
With a shutdown of federal highway projects looming, Congress recently passed a three month extension for the Highway Trust Fund.
This extension ensures that projects will be funded until October 29. While this may seem like good news, it is only a temporary fix.
Since our State of Logistics event on June 18, 395 local companies have submitted their products and expertise to SolarCity through our Supply Chain Intake form.
The construction of SolarCity’s Buffalo-based plant has been exciting news for the region.
I recently blogged about the tremendous impact that Buffalo Urban Development Corporation’s (BUDC) Downtown Buffalo Infrastructure and Public Realm Framework is having on downtown Buffalo.
The framework, intended to serve as a guide for strategic infrastructure development downtown, targeted specific investment nodes including the Main Street Investment Corridor.
Last month, the Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) released the Downtown Buffalo Infrastructure and Public Realm Framework.
The Riverbend development, at the former Republic Steel site in South Buffalo, is a transformative project for Buffalo and Western New York.
SolarCity has committed to investing $5 billion over the next decade on a solar panel manufacturing facility expected to generate 3,000 jobs. New York State has also committed $750 million to the project.