One of the greatest privileges of my role at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership has been the opportunity to see firsthand the manufacturing operations preset here in Western New York. I’ve observed so much cool stuff being manufactured right in my own backyard. It’s like an extended episode of “How It’s Made.”
A locally branded t-shirt that says, “Keep Buffalo A Secret,” has been popping up all over social media. It can be fun to reminisce about the relative time that Buffalo Niagara had been a forgotten place, and the positive cultural elements that incubated during that time. However, this t-shirt represents the sentiment that the secret is finally out, and people are starting to hear just how great our region really is.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s latest installment of our Metro 50 Buffalo Niagara series highlights one of our strengths: air service in the Buffalo Niagara region. Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BNIA) plays an essential role in the development of business and tourism in the Buffalo Niagara region. BNIA provides more direct non-stop routes than many peer metro airports and does so at consistently lower prices. What’s more, BNIA delivers that service at a nation-leading level of customer satisfaction.
A broad coalition has come out in opposition to the expansion of prevailing wage applied to private projects that receive any form of public support.
The federal Opportunity Zone program represents one of the most comprehensive place-based economic and community development initiatives in decades. Passed as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the program has the potential to unleash trillions of dollars in unrealized capital gains into underdeveloped census tracts nationwide.