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Death and Taxes (Income vs. Payroll)

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. The Trump administration and Congress passed tax reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs

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Changes To On-Call Regulation Could Slow Region’s Job Growth

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. Under current regulations any employee, whose weekly wages do not exceed 40 times the minimum wage, who

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Business Community Supports Direct Flights to Albany

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. “We told

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City of Buffalo Releases Affordable Housing Report

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

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WNY Employers Seeking a More Diverse Workplace

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

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BNP Members Not Optimistic on New York State’s Economy

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is releasing the findings of their yearly member and advocacy survey. We’ve compiled the survey results into a Member Pulse Report. The results show employers are optimistic about Buffalo’s economy, but not positive on New York State’s economy. “It is this constant barrage of, you know,

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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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Partnership Releases First-Ever Member Pulse Report

Regional employers are optimistic about the local business climate, but unconvinced that New York State is becoming more business friendly.  This dichotomy is just one of the top line results of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s annual advocacy survey.  For the past three years, the Partnership has surveyed its membership to

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Grant Opportunities at Empire State Development

Empire State Development Corporation has been a partner and leader in the revitalization of the Buffalo Niagara region.  New York State’s economic development arm has been a central pivot for collaboration through the Regional Economic Development Council and a key organizing agency for our area’s priorities in public investment to

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