Aligned for Success in Buffalo Niagara

2015-2016 Annual Report to Members Event

BNP Annual Report to Members 6-22-16-14 [30849]On June 22, we presented our Annual Report to more than 300 member company representatives and community members. A main theme of our presentation was the realignment of our staff, our council work, and our policy development to ensure we efficiently and effectively advance the region. Through this realignment, we focused our advocacy efforts, grew our role within workforce development, and celebrated a public private partnership to advance downtown Buffalo.

To better explain our work, our President & CEO, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, was joined by Greg Biryla, Executive Director for Unshackle Upstate; Marie Whyte, Erie County Deputy County Executive; and Pat McKrell, President & CEO for NY Business Development Corporation.

BNP Annual Report to Members 6-22-16-108 [30850]They explained, firsthand, how the Partnership was able to:

Despite significant improvements in the business environment, our work is never complete. New York State remains the 49th friendliest state in which to do business and our city must improve on diversity. In the following year, the Partnership will continue to convene and advocate for the businesses of Western New York.