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Our Position on Healthcare Costs – 2018 Advocacy Defined Series

Buffalo Niagara employers are committed to providing their employees with affordable healthcare, but the cost of doing so continues to climb. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership supports comprehensive access to coverage without imposing new regulations and fines on employers. Last year, 75% of Buffalo Niagara Partnership members who participated in our

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Fostering Diversity & Inclusion Through Racial Equity Impact Training

The nuances of language and the ways in which we communicate are critical components to getting on the path toward building racial equity. Most businesses know that racial equity is important and that they should have a diverse and inclusive workforce, but struggle with the distinction between that understanding and

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The Stats Support Advancing Diversity & Inclusion in Buffalo Niagara

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Diversity & Inclusion Council is rolling out its work plan and implementing steps toward its initial goals and objectives. These include:   Raising awareness of the competitive advantages of diversity Developing Best Practice sessions to help employers identify and overcome diversity and inclusion challenges in the workplace

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Our Position on Tax Relief – 2018 Advocacy Defined Series

Buffalo Niagara employers operate in one of the most highly taxed and overly regulated economic environments anywhere in the country.  The Tax Foundation once again ranked New York State has having the second worst business tax climate in the country.  The Buffalo Niagara Partnership outlined our priorities for tax relief

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Healthcare Taxes Central to Governor’s Budget Proposal

Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposal looks to close the state’s $4.4 billion deficit with a series of revenue actions – government speak for new taxes and fees.  The majority of these new taxes fall on the healthcare industry, continuing New York State’s long history of taxing healthcare to pay for healthcare. 

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Our Position on Employer Mandates – 2018 Advocacy Defined Series

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. The latest example

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Bob Wilmers: A Pillar of the Business Community

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. We remember the vital role Bob played 25 years ago in helping create what is now the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. 

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Our Position on NAFTA – 2018 Advocacy Defined Series

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. That is why strengthening our cross-border economy through the successful renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is one of the Partnership’s 2018

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Buffalo Niagara Partnership Unveils 2018 Advocacy Agenda

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently unveiled its 2018 Advocacy Agenda to a capacity crowd of members and elected officials in downtown Buffalo. As the regional chamber of commerce and leading employer organization in Western New York, our Advocacy Agenda details nearly two dozen policy priorities on the federal, state and local

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