Advocacy

NYS Legislative Session Ends with a Whimper

For Buffalo Niagara employers, the New York State Legislative session could not have ended soon enough.  Still reeling from the passage of a State Budget this spring that cemented New York’s earned reputation as one of the least business friendly states in the nation, employers were bracing for another round of mandates, regulations and cost-shifts in the final weeks of legislative activity.

Expanding Pell Grant Eligibility for a Stronger Workforce

The Buffalo Niagara region is facing a serious challenge as the unfulfilled need for a developed workforce begins to threaten the viability of the region’s economic future. Although job creation efforts are continuous, the struggle to hire qualified candidates to fill open positions remains constant. Investing in and supporting education and workforce development initiatives that adequately prepare workers for a career is necessary in order for our community to build a career ready workforce.

The ROI of Partnership membership

As a part of the member engagement team at the Partnership, I work closely with our members on strategy and aligning their business objectives with our marketing opportunities.

As a result of any investment a member makes in the Partnership, we are often asked to provide a return on that investment (ROI).

Regional Agenda Reboot

For well over a decade, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership has collaborated with the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls and the counties of Erie and Niagara to produce the Regional Agenda.

The document has been a combination of shared requests for both project funding and policy changes at the state and federal level.