Join the Partnership in the Fight Against Prevailing Wage

Once again this year, Albany lawmakers are seeking to impose prevailing wage on private construction projects receiving most forms of state or local financial support. And once again this year the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is helping fight back against this job-killing proposal. The expansion of prevailing wage is an issue that has

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Help Us Make the Tax Cap Permanent

The effort to make New York State’s property tax cap permanent took a significant step forward recently when the new Democrat majority in the State Senate passed the measure as part of its 2019 priorities package. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has been a longtime champion of the property tax cap

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How the Partnership’s Advocacy Efforts Grow the Buffalo Niagara Region

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently released our 2019 Advocacy Agenda to a capacity crowd in downtown Buffalo.     Representatives from Partnership member companies and elected officials from Buffalo, Niagara Falls, and Erie and Niagara counties, as well New York State and congressional offices, were on hand as we outlined the federal, state, and local policy

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Taking Our Pulse

Partnership’s annual Member Pulse Report sheds light on concerns of Buffalo Niagara region employers What are the top concerns of employers in the Buffalo Niagara region? The Partnership’s annual Advocacy & Members Survey posed such questions and the resulting Member Pulse Report released recently has some answers. The Member Pulse

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Health Insurance Tax - Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Healthcare Tax Will ‘HIT’ Employers and Families

Both employers and their employees will be paying more for healthcare unless Congress pumps the breaks on the Health Insurance Tax (HIT).  Imposed by the Affordable Care Act, the HIT is set to go into effect for 2019 unless Congress agrees to delay it through 2020. Last week, the U.S.

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CanAm Binational Tariff Event

Steel Tariffs Threaten Bi-national Economy

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently joined together with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce in opposing the Trump administration’s recently imposed steel and aluminum tariffs. The move risks a historic trading relationship between the United States and Canada and could have detrimental consequences for economies on both sides of the border. 

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2018 Paid Family Leave Cheat Sheet

For most of us January 1, 2018 means a fresh batch of New Year’s resolutions we almost certainly will (not) keep this year.  January 1 also happens to be the effective date of New York’s Paid Family Leave regulation (PFL). Unfortunately, unlike that resolution to lose weight or learn to

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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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2017 Council Agendas

Recapping our Premier Cross Council Event

On December 15, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership unveiled its 2017 Council Agendas at its second annual Council Agenda Rollout. Attended by members of our four industry Councils, the program featured presentations by Dottie Gallagher-Cohen and our Council Chairs: Christine Bonaguide, Chair of the CanAm Council Steven Ricca, Former Chair of

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Advocacy Update: Passage of WRDA

An awful lot of economic activity takes place on America’s waterways and Congress came together last week to make sure it continues by passing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).  Properly maintaining and investing in America’s water infrastructure is critical considering that each year: More than 600 million tons of

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