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Women in the Diversity Equation

Women represent 50 percent of our country’s population. Still, 95 percent of CEOs in companies across the nation are white men. Roughly 85 percent of board members and executives are white men. So, while business and industry continue to make the case for diversity and inclusion, it is apparent, we

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Our Position on Pell & Perkins – 2018 Advocacy Defined Series

Buffalo Niagara’s economic growth is being challenged by our inability to place qualified employees in existing job openings and develop a strong pipeline of trained workers for the job opportunities we know are on the horizon. In fact, in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Member Pulse Report, our members identified difficulty in

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Employ Buffalo Niagara Takes Agencies on the Road

Almost everyone who interacts with a manufacturing company benefits from seeing a factory firsthand. Plant visits build a better understanding of the manufacturing industry, the company’s culture, and dispel common misconceptions about today’s manufacturing. Through its recent work, Employ Buffalo Niagara recognized the need for an awareness campaign and invited

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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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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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