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Council Q&A – Seal & Design on the Importance of NAFTA

There are a lot of eyes and ears focused on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) currently ongoing between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Understanding what is at stake, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership called for strengthening our bi-national economy through a NAFTA renegotiation in our 2018

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Touring the Future of Manufacturing

The future of manufacturing is in the works right here in Buffalo and the latest technological advances are catching the eye of local manufacturers. In March, members of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Manufacturing Council witnessed some of the latest concepts in advanced automation, 3D printing and teaching methods while touring Buffalo

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Business Community Supports Direct Flights to Albany

OneJet will begin non-stop flights to Albany from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on February 1, 2018. OneJet CEO, Matt Maguire, said during an introductory press conference Monday “the business community has been very responsive” with the efforts to bring round-trip service from Buffalo to the state capital. “We told

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Consultant Outlines Recommendations for Inclusionary Zoning

A consultant hired by Buffalo Mayor  Byron Brown released his recommendations for ‘inclusionary zoning’ in Buffalo and says the city should consider a voluntary and subsidized package to offer developers. “We would 100 percent support that – not mandatory, with offsets. That’s the way to get things done,” Gallagher-Cohen said

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WNY Employers Seeking a More Diverse Workplace

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s annual advocacy and membership survey showed that Western New York employers are seeking a more diverse workplace. Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, said last year was the first time employers pointed to achieving a more diverse workforce as one of their

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BNP Members Not Optimistic on New York State’s Economy

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is releasing the findings of their yearly member and advocacy survey. We’ve compiled the survey results into a Member Pulse Report. The results show employers are optimistic about Buffalo’s economy, but not positive on New York State’s economy. “It is this constant barrage of, you know,

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Employers Are Optimistic About Buffalo’s Economy

Ryan Whalen, Capital Tonight reporter for Spectrum News, talked with Buffalo Niagara Partnership President and CEO, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, about the findings in this year’s member and advocacy survey. The results showed that many Western New York employers are optimistic about Buffalo’s economy, but not so positive on New York State’s.

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Young Professionals Like Buffalo Niagara

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership conducted a recent survey of young professionals and it found they like the region but worry they won’t see future career growth. “We’ve got our work cut out for us,” said Grant Loomis, vice president of government affairs at the Partnership. “Their responses indicate they don’t want

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CanAm Council Meeting Heads North of the Border

In light of our new associate membership agreement with the Greater Niagara and Hamilton chambers of commerce, we took our fall CanAm Council meeting north of the border to the Shaw Festival Theatre. More than 50 members representing all three organizations gathered in Niagara-on-the-Lake for a group discussion on the

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