The effort to expand the prevailing wage mandate in New York State failed at the end of the legislative session, a win on one of the Partnership’s longtime policy priorities.
As we released our 2018-2019 Annual Report to Members, The Buffalo News reported on our commitment to workforce and talent development.
As the push to expand New York State’s prevailing wage mandate began to lose momentum, the Partnership focused on the work ahead.
As the we released our 2018-2019 Annual Report to Members, we announced a deepened focus on workforce and talent development. WBFO 88.7FM interviewed Dottie Gallagher, our President & CEO, about the Partnership’s role in meeting the challenge.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership was pleased to release our 2018-2019 Annual Report to Members this morning before a crowd of more than 200 people in the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center.
An agreement in the works among state lawmakers to expand the state’s prevailing wage requirement to private development projects receiving public support would threaten development in the region. The Partnership’s position: An expanded prevailing wage would make it harder for more complex, challenging projects to move forward because it would require higher wages on private projects that cross the 30% threshold for public support. The result: the value of incentives granted to the projects would be cancelled out.
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