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Employ Buffalo Niagara Following the Road to Success

A new workforce development initiative is spreading rapidly across the country and it’s now being deployed here in Western New York. Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) applies the principles of supply chain management to talent acquisition.  Developed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and successfully implemented in Houston, Texas, TPM is

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Adaptive Reuse Program is Transforming Downtown Buffalo

Some members of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency are looking to change the adaptive reuse policy by mandating more affordable housing in development projects. “The transformation results of this program can be seen on nearly every block of downtown Buffalo,” said Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, Partnership president and CEO and also

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Council Boat Tour: Building Up The Waterfront

There is no better way to get a vast view of Buffalo’s changing economy and skyline than on a boat. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership held our annual all-council meeting in mid-August onboard the Grand Lady that set sail on the Buffalo river and along the Lake Erie shoreline. New parks,

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Council Boat Tour: Buffalo’s Waterfront in Transition

On a perfect summer afternoon 200 Buffalo Niagara Partnership members hopped on board the Grand Lady and toured along Buffalo’s transforming waterfront. The Buffalo River offers a picturesque look back at what once was a busy shipping port and manufacturing hub along the Great Lakes.  While the waterfront is changing

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Council Q&A: Forward Thinking – Transit Oriented Development

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a growing trend in urban redevelopment that integrates some form of mass transit into a project based on its location, design, amenities and market appeal. We asked one of our Development Advisory Council members, Paul Ciminelli, President and CEO of Ciminelli Real Estate, to discuss

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Job Growth Steady, But Lags Behind Nationally

The Buffalo Niagara region’s job growth has been steady since the recession of 2009. The region has added over 5,000 jobs in that span, but we are lagging behind the rest of the nation. “This is not to be a Debbie Downer, but it’s important that we put these things

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Annual Report Touts Successful Advocacy Work

The Buffalo News focused on our successful advocacy work during our Annual Report with key wins on Workers’ Compensation reform and helping to bring ridesharing to all of NYS. “We can’t coast. We can’t get passive,” said Partnership president and chief executive office Dottie Gallagher-Cohen. “Even with the number of

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Federal Government Already Protecting Broadband Consumer Data

New legislation is circulating in Albany (S.5603/A.7191) that would establish unnecessary consent requirements on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) related to information they receive from their subscribers.  We believe this is an overreaction to recent congressional action, which repealed a federal law that never went into effect. It also misleads the

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Export Resources Forum – Growing Your Business Over the Border

In our bi-national economy one way to grow your business is to look north to Canada. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership hosted its first Export Resources Forum earlier this month – where companies learned how they can use local resources to cost-effectively export their goods. And now we are passing this

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