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What More Can We Do to Advance Racial Equity in Buffalo Niagara?

Since March, my thoughts and actions have revolved almost entirely around the impact of COVID-19 on our region, our employers and citizens. And while the state of our new reality has felt overwhelming at times, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership has stepped up to assist in a meaningful way. Our goal

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COVID-19 Update – Buffalo Niagara Partnership

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is committed to connecting local employers to important information about the impacts of COVID-19. The Partnership has cancelled, postponed, or is creating a digital substitute for all our events and programs from now through May 15, but our business continuity plan is in place and we

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Answering the Call: Annual Advocacy & Member Survey

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s annual Advocacy & Member Survey is in full swing. If you’ve received an email from us asking for your input, we hope you will answer the call. The survey gives us critical insight into how we can best advocate for Buffalo Niagara employers. It also helps

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Symposium to help employers get started with diversity & inclusion

Several recent studies have linked innovation, profitability, and talent attraction to diversity and inclusion. The business case for diversity and inclusion is clear. What isn’t so clear is the roadmap for getting started. We hope to change that with our upcoming Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, an event we are holding

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Downtown Buffalo Housing Report

Downtown Buffalo Report Measures Growth and Opportunity

This week, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership released a report that takes a closer look at the impact of Buffalo’s renaissance on the downtown housing market. Downtown Buffalo: Looking Ahead with a Clearer View also highlights the success of several economic development programs, including the Buffalo Building Reuse Project (BBRP).  The

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New Executive in Residence Further Strengthens Diversity & Inclusion Council

A former executive with one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world is part of the Executive in Residence team working with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity and Inclusion Council.  The Partnership’s Executive in Residence program is designed to give our economic councils additional subject matter expertise by providing

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Manufacturing Council Members Join Workforce Investment Board

Advocating for employers in Western New York is among the most important commitments the Buffalo Niagara Partnership makes, especially when it comes to workforce development. So we are especially pleased that based on our recommendation, two Partnership members were recently appointed to the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board

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Bob Wilmers: A Pillar of the Business Community

There’s not much I can say about Bob Wilmers that has not already been said.  He was unassuming with a sharp wit, extreme intelligence and a passion for our community. We remember the vital role Bob played 25 years ago in helping create what is now the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. 

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Workforce Diversity And Why It’s Important To All Of Us

Achieving diversity in the workplace is a great challenge. That’s what more than 25% of respondents told the Buffalo Niagara Partnership in our advocacy agenda survey taken last year. When we look at the big picture in economic development in Buffalo Niagara, it is clear that diversity and inclusion in

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