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Where We Stand: New York State Budget

The New York State Budget is so much more than dollars and cents. While it does direct spending over the next fiscal year, the state budget is also typically teeming with policy—legislation that impacts New York’s employers and taxpayers every single day. That is why the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is

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Help Us Make the Tax Cap Permanent

The effort to make New York State’s property tax cap permanent took a significant step forward recently when the new Democrat majority in the State Senate passed the measure as part of its 2019 priorities package. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has been a longtime champion of the property tax cap

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How the Partnership’s Advocacy Efforts Grow the Buffalo Niagara Region

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently released our 2019 Advocacy Agenda to a capacity crowd in downtown Buffalo.     Representatives from Partnership member companies and elected officials from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Erie and Niagara counties, as well New York State and congressional offices, were on hand as we outlined the federal, state, and local policy

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Road to Ruin

Drivers in Buffalo Niagara region lose more than $1,700 a year because of poor infrastructure according to latest TRIP Report Driving your car in Buffalo Niagara is costing you money. A lot of money. TRIP, a national, non-profit transportation research organization, conducted a recent study on road and bridge conditions

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Taking Our Pulse

Partnership’s annual Member Pulse Report sheds light on concerns of Buffalo Niagara region employers What are the top concerns of employers in the Buffalo Niagara region? The Partnership’s annual Advocacy & Members Survey posed such questions and the resulting Member Pulse Report released recently has some answers. The Member Pulse

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Single Payer Healthcare – Multiple Considerations

Partnership Presentation Discusses the Proposed New York Health Act The call to implement a single-payer healthcare system in New York is beginning to grow louder.  As the conversation heats up, state residents are asking what a proposed New York Health Act (NYHA) may mean for employers, employees and taxpayers? Bill

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Opportunities Are In Transit

Transit-Oriented Development in Buffalo Niagara is focus of Logistics & Transportation Council meeting The Metro Rail corridor in Buffalo connects more than passengers and their destinations. According to a comprehensive study and plan by the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC), the Metro Rail line has the potential to connect

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Taxing Issues Continue in New York

Tax Foundation report places state at third worst for business tax climate  The Tax Foundation, a leading independent tax policy research organization, recently released its State Business Tax Climate Index, comparing the tax systems of all 50 states. New York State did not fare so well. The Foundation’s annual review

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Great Lakes Mean Great Benefits in Buffalo Niagara

University of Michigan study reports on economic impact of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) It is an environmental restoration program, but it has produced significant economic benefits for the Great Lakes region, including Buffalo Niagara. That is the conclusion of a study done by economists at the University of

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A Look Into the Future of Workforce Development in WNY

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Buffalo Niagara Partnership sponsors tour of Northland Workforce Training Center prior to start of first classes in September. This is big. A 35-acre advanced manufacturing district with seven buildings on Buffalo’s East Side. Over 250,000 square feet of newly renovated training and classroom space. Hundreds of pieces of new

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