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The good, the bad and the border

The Buffalo News recently wrote an article ‘Border traffic is double-edged’ that touched on many of the delay issues at our region’s busiest border crossing. Like so many in our region, we understand that we will never have a border crossing like we did on September 10, 2001. However, that

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Escape to the beach via Vacation Express

There’s nothing like a historic winter storm to inspire one’s desire to escape to a beach – especially when the storm hits as early as November. Thanks to new services from Sunwing Airlines and Partnership member Vacation Express, travelers from Buffalo Niagara International Airport will have access to non-stop flights

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Logistics and Transportation Tour Series: UPS

On November 6, as part of the Logistics and Transportation Tour Series, Partnership members had the unique opportunity to tour one of the largest UPS Small Package facilities in the Northeast: UPS’ Buffalo Small Package Hub on Bailey Avenue. Prior to stepping out onto the live floor, UPS showcased two

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New York–Canada Summit discusses the issues

Earlier this month, City & State, the only media company devoted solely to covering government and politics, launched its Buffalo bureau to provide in-depth coverage of political and policy issues that are relevant to Buffalo and Western New York. On October 16, in collaboration with the Partnership, City & State

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FedEx opens new facility at Riverview Solar Technology Park

FedEx Trade Networks, the freight forwarding and customs brokerage arm of FedEx Corp. (FDX), recently celebrated the grand opening of its new environmentally-advanced 88,000 sq. ft. facility at Riverview Solar Technology Park. The cutting-edge office and distribution facility allows FedEx Trade Networks to consolidate its local workforce from multiple locations

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Bi-national luncheon with Canadian Cabinet Minister

On August 22, we had the pleasure of joining the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce as they hosted a bi-national luncheon in Niagara Falls, Ontario featuring keynote speaker the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Canada’s Minister of National Defense. The event was hosted in collaboration with the Partnership, the Great Lakes Metro

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Niagara Falls Bridge Commission: upcoming projects

The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission recently announced several new programs and construction projects that will help its international bridges become more efficient. The following projects, which will temporarily inconvenience some drivers, will have long term, positive impacts on border operations: Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge Primary Inspection Lane Construction to Result in Canada-Bound

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Border Crossing 101

One of the best parts about living in the Buffalo Niagara region during the summer is our ability to easily cross the border to spend cottage season in Canada. While the majority of border crossings are hassle-free and take approximately 5-10 minutes, it only takes one bad experience to overshadow

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Canada Anti-Spam Law: are you ready?

Have you heard about Canada’s Anti-Spam Law? Do you know how it will impact your business? Although a law enacted in Canada, Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) (which takes effect July 1, 2014,) will impact U.S. companies that do business across the border. — The Canada Anti-Spam Law is not only

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Fashion Outlets expansion: economic benefits

One of the major stops for both New York and Canadian shoppers in the United States, thanks to its retail lineup of top tenants, is the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. Thanks to the Macerich Company, the premier shopping mall in the Buffalo Niagara region will soon be one of

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