12.17.21 Advocacy Alert: Canada to Again Require Testing for Entry

Today, Canadian officials announced they would be reinstating a requirement that all entrants present proof of a negative COVID-19 test.   The requirement will take effect Tuesday, according to the Buffalo News.   After an outcry over the strict requirement, which made travel to Canada cost-prohibitive for some, Canada relaxed the testing

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6.22.21 Webinar Growing a Cannabis Economy: Lessons from Hamilton, ON

What does New York’s recent legalization of cannabis mean for workplaces, the state’s regulatory framework and the Buffalo Niagara economy? Join BNP in a conversation with our friends in Canada for lessons learned during their pre- and post-legalization periods. You’ll hear about the experiences of cannabis production and retail taking

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Schumer calls for border to reopen

(Niagara Gazette) — With a backdrop of one green-light lane and four red at the Rainbow Bridge, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Wednesday called for the reopening of the United States/Canada border as soon as possible. Buffalo Niagara Partnership President and CEO Dottie Gallagher was there to throw her organization’s full

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Schumer pushes for reopening of US-Canadian travel

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) — One of the most powerful voices in Washington DC came to the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls on Wednesday to turn up the heat on efforts to loosen Covid restrictions that have halted non-essential travel across the United States-Canada border. “I stand here today because

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It’s Time to Reopen the U.S.-Canada Border

The time has come to reopen the U.S.-Canada land border. The border has been closed for non-essential travel since March 21, 2020 – over a full year. After a year of financial devastation, the economies of Southern Ontario and Western New York need a boost, and reopening the border would provide it.  

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CANAM Cross-Border Trade Designated as Essential Travel

As with all aspects of the local economy, the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly impacting travel across the U.S/Canadian border. Today, the U.S. government released new restricted travel standards via the federal register. While most travel is now restricted, the movement of cargo is officially considered essential travel. International trade is

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Understanding Your Market in a Cross-Border Business

CanAm Council Meeting Looks at Operationalizing a Cross-Border Business and the Importance of Understanding your Market. By: Blair Severn, CanAm Council Executive in Residence and Chairman of Enabling Ideas It is elementary. If you want to make the grade in a cross-border business, you have to do the homework. That

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Buffalo Niagara Partnership Stands With Canada

We Stand with Canada – Our Ally and Economic Partner

Buffalo Niagara Partnership President & CEO Dottie Gallagher penned an editorial for the Hamilton Spectator that reiterated our organization’s ardent opposition to any policy that threatens our relationship with Canada. The piece solicited positive feedback from both sides of the border and garnered the attention of many readers who want to maintain

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Council Boat Tour Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Council Boat Tour: Tariffs, Tourism, Talent in Buffalo Niagara

Promoting Buffalo Niagara’s recently improved public image and attracting professional talent to the region go hand in hand.  The Buffalo Niagara Partnership discussed the critical nexus between these efforts as part of our annual our annual cross-council boat tour of the Buffalo River and Outer Harbor. The day began with

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