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Young Professionals Like Buffalo Niagara

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership conducted a recent survey of young professionals and it found they like the region but worry they won’t see future career growth. “We’ve got our work cut out for us,” said Grant Loomis, vice president of government affairs at the Partnership. “Their responses indicate they don’t want

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CanAm Council Meeting Heads North of the Border

In light of our new associate membership agreement with the Greater Niagara and Hamilton chambers of commerce, we took our fall CanAm Council meeting north of the border to the Shaw Festival Theatre. More than 50 members representing all three organizations gathered in Niagara-on-the-Lake for a group discussion on the

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Partnership Launches New Diversity & Inclusion Council

It is an issue that is fast becoming a priority for businesses today.  Creating and fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace is not only the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do for every type of company.  Buffalo Niagara Partnership members have made it very

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Staff Spotlight: Ca-rin Miles

Staff Spotlight: Ca-rin Miles

Ca-rin Miles is our Human Resources Administrator and Director of First Impressions! She is responsible for the front office administration, greeting clients and guests, and providing human resources and office support for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, as well as Invest Buffalo Niagara. Learn more about Ca-rin here and read on

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Learning What Matters Most to Your YP Employees

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and BN360, the Partnership’s Young Professionals program, conducted a survey over the summer of the region’s young professionals aimed at better understanding how they view the region and future career opportunities. The survey focused on what the business community and public sector can do to strengthen

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Employ Buffalo Niagara Following the Road to Success

A new workforce development initiative is spreading rapidly across the country and it’s now being deployed here in Western New York. Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) applies the principles of supply chain management to talent acquisition.  Developed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and successfully implemented in Houston, Texas, TPM is

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Partnership Introduces New Executive in Residence Program

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s five Economic Councils help sharpen our focus on key industries driving our regional economy and the issues most important to local employers.    Now, the Partnership is pleased to introduce our new Executive in Residence program designed to enhance the expertise of each Council and help facilitate

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A Federal Fix to NY’s Broken Scaffold Law

New York State leaders have lacked the political will to fix our state’s broken Scaffold Law for decades.  Now a United States Congressman is giving it a try.  Rep. John Faso of the Hudson Valley has introduced federal legislation creating a workaround to New York’s burdensome, job killing mandate.  The Infrastructure

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Comptroller: State Labor Trends Positive, But Upstate Still Struggling

Partner Voices Blog: Greg Biryla, Executive Director Unshackle Upstate State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli recently released a report on state labor force trends. The good news is that the state’s workforce is at its highest level since before the Great Recession.  The bad news is that most of the state’s employment growth has

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Adaptive Reuse Program is Transforming Downtown Buffalo

Some members of the Erie County Industrial Development Agency are looking to change the adaptive reuse policy by mandating more affordable housing in development projects. “The transformation results of this program can be seen on nearly every block of downtown Buffalo,” said Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, Partnership president and CEO and also

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