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Power UP: setbacks as stepping stones to success

Starting at 1:30 p.m. today, hosted at Artisan Kitchens & Baths, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership will hold its second Power UP event. As part of the event last year, I was inspired to meet women at different points of their career paths. The theme of this year’s (sold out) Power

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The power of incremental change

We are all excited by the site of cranes and subsequent construction that’s transforming the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and Canalside. Both projects are bold, revolutionary changes for our region which seem to be changing our landscape on a daily basis. But sometimes change is more subtle. Author, Lauren Belfer

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Call for collaboration: Buffalo school board

So now what? The Partnership supported three reform minded candidates for election to the Buffalo School board, Larry Quinn, Patti Pierce and Bryon McIntyre, and two of them won – Larry Quinn and Patty Pierce. We believe this is good news for the children and parents of the public schools.

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NYS Budget: the good the bad and what’s next

The Partnership has been actively engaged in the NYS budget process over the last three months. Our advocacy efforts were substantial throughout the time period and included: the release and roll-out of our regional agenda and legislative agenda five lobbying trips to Albany constant collaboration Unshackle Upstate a few blogs

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Budget reactions

The NYS budget was released over the weekend, and despite positive advances on tax relief, the lack of a Brownfield Cleanup Program re-authorization is a blow to Upstate. “This budget agreement addresses many of the hurdles the Upstate economy faces, including an accelerated reduction and expiration of the 18a energy

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Winner or Loser? Buffalo’s brand test

Last week, I was on the “winners” list of the Winners and Losers feature of City and State due to the Forbes article that named Buffalo the No. 1 most affordable city to live in the USA. The site (City & State) claims that this designation will help make Buffalo

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Tax dollars for Robo-calls?

Let’s get this straight – we support reform of our political system and the rampant corruption in NYS politics. We agree with the Governor’s premise of “cleaning up Albany.” It’s about time, and we are glad he wants to take this on. However, we couldn’t be more opposed to the

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The 20 something invasion of Buffalo Niagara?

Last week I tweeted a link about the growing population of 20-34 year olds in Buffalo Niagara.  Without question, with more than 50 or so retweets and favorites, this was the most popular thing I’ve ever done on Twitter. Right now, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, we’ve been growing this demographic

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Partnership perspective on Cuomo Executive Budget

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget is the official start of the Albany season. Here’s our take on the details. This blog will be a great resource for members now and in the the future. Over the next two and a half months, the state will negotiate the budget – and we’ll be very

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