buffalo niagara partnership

Metro 50 State Tax Evaluation

Metro 50: State Tax Environment

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s publication series Metro 50 Buffalo Niagara is a factsheet-style resource that evaluates Buffalo Niagara’s performance in topical areas related to economic development. Metro 50 takes a look at the progress of other peer metros – regions similar to ours in population, resources and economic challenges – and compares their progress to our own. This gives context to the performance of Buffalo Niagara and offers us the opportunity to learn from their best practices.

Binational Innovation CanAm Feature

Binational Research & Innovation Corridor – A Powerful Binational Initiative

The Binational Research & Innovation Corridor (BRIC) is a regional initiative to establish a binational innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. This initiative is a unique response to changing economic and political dynamics by using the border as a strategic advantage. BRIC focuses on life sciences, specifically creating opportunities for ideas to be implemented and brought to the market.

Diversity & Inclusion

How Can Your Company Become More Diverse and Inclusive? 5 Tips to Get Started

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” That is the message Marc Burt has for employers looking to create diverse and inclusive workplaces.  Burt – a former vice president of Inclusion and Diversity at Honda North America –  shared his experience and expertise as the keynote speaker at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Maximizing the Value of Diversity event earlier this month.  In addition to Burt, a crowd of more than 125 people heard from topic experts and business leaders who have made diversity and inclusion a priority for their company.

The Strength of a Diverse Team

One third of our region’s K-12 students are children of color.  Making sure these children grow up to participate in and benefit from the regional economy is at the heart of the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable. Made up of 37 business, community, philanthropic, religious and political leaders, the Roundtable is developing strategies to advance racial equity in our community.  The Roundtable’s work is led by a vision of Greater Buffalo’s shared future, where racial equity will create prosperity and opportunity for everyone in the community.