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A Bold New Vision for Transportation in WNY

For years, we have written about the disinvestment that our region has had in its transportation network.  Unmaintained roadways, bridges in disrepair and a limited public transit system, hindered by a lack of operating and capital improvement funds.  These conditions have been a challenge to our economy, our workforce and

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CanAm Chamber Agreements Extended Three Years

At the end of March, teams from the regional chambers of commerce in Hamilton, the Niagara Region in Ontario and Buffalo Niagara convened for strategic planning discussions on maximizing the value of our truly unique binational agreement.  Each chamber recognizes the exciting opportunity we collectively have to facilitate the growth

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The Stats Support Advancing Diversity & Inclusion in Buffalo Niagara

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Council is rolling out its work plan and implementing steps toward its initial goals and objectives. These include:   Raising awareness of the competitive advantages of diversity Developing Best Practice sessions to help employers identify and overcome diversity and inclusion challenges in the workplace

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City of Buffalo Releases Affordable Housing Report

This week, the City of Buffalo released its highly anticipated Housing Opportunities Strategy.  This project, initiated in early 2016 by nationally-renown urban revitalization consultants, czb LLC, is a comprehensive review of the City’s housing market with an eye towards conditions impacting housing access for citizens and promoting affordability within its

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Grant Opportunities at Empire State Development

Empire State Development Corporation has been a partner and leader in the revitalization of the Buffalo Niagara region.  New York State’s economic development arm has been a central pivot for collaboration through the Regional Economic Development Council and a key organizing agency for our area’s priorities in public investment to

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Plenty of Redevelopment Opportunities in North Tonawanda

Urban revitalization in Western New York isn’t exclusive to the City of Buffalo.  Throughout the region, smaller cities and villages are reinvesting in their urban cores, establishing live, work and play environments.  These efforts are capitalizing upon uniquely historic building stocks and an inherent character that can’t be authentically recreated

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Partnership Introduces New Executive in Residence Program

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s five Economic Councils help sharpen our focus on key industries driving our regional economy and the issues most important to local employers.    Now, the Partnership is pleased to introduce our new Executive in Residence program designed to enhance the expertise of each Council and help facilitate

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Asking the Right Questions About Development Projects

This past month, Buffalo saw the approval of a number of significant development projects in its neighborhoods, including 1111 Elmwood, a mixed-use redevelopment of the corner of Elmwood and Forest Avenues.  These projects implement the smart growth principles that our city and our region have prioritized; fostering sustainable new investment

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Solving the Talent Challenge: Manufacturing Month Summit

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has announced the Solving the Talent Challenge: 2017 Manufacturing Month Summit, an informative event on the Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) system, to be held on October 12, 2017. The event will feature Jason Tyszko, Executive Director, Center for Education & Workforce, United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Peter Beard, Senior Vice

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