The momentum in downtown Buffalo continues, as buildings, streets and neighborhoods are coming back to life.
New restaurants are opening throughout downtown and new housing units are leased nearly as fast as they become available.
The 2015 NYS budget season has come to a close with a final revenue bill that includes some key victories for our business community and critical infrastructure.
On the whole, the budget has been a great success for the economic future of the State.
The Partnership had several wins as part of the state budget process.
The New York State Budget is mostly on time this year (officially missing the midnight deadline by just a few hours).
In front of a capacity crowd, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently unveiled its Action Agenda for the 2015 state legislative session.
The agenda underlines and communicates the advocacy priorities of the Buffalo Niagara employer community to the Governor and local members of the State Legislature.
The legislative session is in full swing in Albany and The Partnership is pleased to present our take on Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal.
The information below is not a comprehensive review of the Governor’s proposals, but rather a targeted look at issues that are of key interest to the Partnership and its membership:
Time is not just short, it has run out; both Western and Upstate New York need the Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) extended now.
The program, which expires in December of 2015, is a critical tool to stimulate revitalization in New York State’s post-industrial cities.
We are proud to endorse Senator Mark Grisanti for re-election to a third term as a member of the New York State Senate representing the 60th Senate District, which includes parts of the City of Buffalo as well as communities in both the Northtowns and the Southtowns areas of Western New York.
Late June marked the end of both the Partnership’s fiscal year and New York’s legislative session.