New employer mandates emanating from Albany are a burden on Buffalo Niagara employers. However well intentioned, these mandates fail to recognize the negative impact they have on both employers and employees. That is why fighting back against these detrimental mandates is one of the Partnership’s 2018 Advocacy Agenda priorities.
There’s not much I can say about Bob Wilmers that has not already been said. He was unassuming with a sharp wit, extreme intelligence and a passion for our community.
Government policies should bind the United States and New York State closer to Canada, not create false barriers to trade, job creation and economic opportunity.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently unveiled its 2018 Advocacy Agenda to a capacity crowd of members and elected officials in downtown Buffalo.
Benjamin Franklin once said that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Let’s avoid a conversation about death and instead concentrate of the (slightly) less gruesome of certain things: taxes.
When planning your next trip to the state capital, put down the car keys and exchange them for a boarding pass. Starting this February, OneJet will takeoff from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport enroute to Albany. This is a big win for the local business community which worked diligently to bring this service back after being pulled more than seven years ago.
The New York Department of Labor has proposed changes to New York’s on-call regulations that could significantly impact the way many Buffalo Niagara employers manage their operations, particularly how they schedule part-time hourly employees.
OneJet will begin non-stop flights to Albany from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on February 1, 2018. OneJet CEO, Matt Maguire, said during an introductory press conference Monday “the business community has been very responsive” with the efforts to bring round-trip service from Buffalo to the state capital.
This week, the City of Buffalo released its highly anticipated Housing Opportunities Strategy. This project, initiated in early 2016 by nationally-renown urban revitalization consultants, czb LLC, is a comprehensive review of the City’s housing market with an eye towards conditions impacting housing access for citizens and promoting affordability within its product. The goal of the report is to accurately define the challenges of housing access and advocate for effective strategies to address those challenges.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s annual advocacy and membership survey showed that Western New York employers are seeking a more diverse workplace. Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, said last year was the first time employers pointed to achieving a more diverse workforce as one of their top priorities.