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Brownfield Cleanup Program: extension passed

We are excited to announce that a long-term extension of the critical Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) is a part the State Budget agreement reached by the Governor and legislative leaders. As you know, the long-term extension of the BCP was the Partnership’s top legislative priority for 2015. Along with other

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Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Proposed Budget: Our stance

The legislative session is in full swing in Albany and The Partnership is pleased to present our take on Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal. The information below is not a comprehensive review of the Governor’s proposals, but rather a targeted look at issues that are of key interest to the Partnership

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Need to know: Wage Theft Prevention Act

We want to let you know about some good news out of Albany: Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law reforms to the Wage Theft Prevention Act that eliminate the annual wage notification requirement for New York employers. The reformed law also waives the customary 60 day waiting period for new

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New report recognizes opportunity to improve Buffalo schools

StudentsFirstNY, a statewide education advocacy organization, and TNTP, a national nonprofit committed to ending the injustice of educational inequality, joined us yesterday to announce the release of a new report that we are proud to endorse. The report, titled The Next Buffalo Teachers Contract: An Opportunity to Support Great Teaching

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ABC’s of economic development organizations

When you think about WNY economic development it’s a real alphabet soup – BNP, BNE, ECIDA, BUDC, IDA, ESD, WTC and that’s just the beginning. On Oct. 28th, Erie County Legislator Ed Rath organized an Economic Development Forum and invited community leaders to participate. The forum successfully showed people “who

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Buffalo Niagara: access and affordability of air travel

There are several reasons why Buffalo Niagara is in the midst of an economic resurgence. A foundational pillar to our long-term economic prosperity lies across the river — Canada. In 2011, Visit Buffalo Niagara researched the impact of Canadian shoppers on the WNY economy and found nearly 1 billion dollars

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Gearing up for the political season

The political season is upon us and in our role as the region’s leading business advocacy organization, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is engaged in the process. Like most organizations our size, we engage in political action which includes endorsements and financial support for candidates that support economic development for our

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Show me the numbers: the progress of Buffalo Niagara

I am a big fan of data and metrics. Despite Mark Twain’s adage that “There are lies, damn lies, and statistics,” I find myself more into the Jerry Maguire category: “Show me the money!” or more aptly, “Show me the numbers!” I’ve written about the energy we’re all feeling in

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Buffalo Niagara Partnership: a year in review

June 24, 2014 marked my first Annual meeting as the President & CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. It was an exciting day, as I had the chance to speak to our members about the impactful year we had, as well as my vision for moving forward. Throughout the year,

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