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Steel Tariffs Threaten Bi-national Economy

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently joined together with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce in opposing the Trump administration’s recently imposed steel and aluminum tariffs. The move risks a historic trading relationship between the United States and Canada and could have detrimental consequences for economies on both sides of the border. 

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Council Q&A – Seal & Design on the Importance of NAFTA

There are a lot of eyes and ears focused on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) currently ongoing between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Understanding what is at stake, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership called for strengthening our bi-national economy through a NAFTA renegotiation in our 2018

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A Joint Push for a New U.S. Peace Bridge Plaza

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) are joining forces in a renewed push for a new U.S. Peace Bridge plaza.  In a recently released letter, the two congressmen are calling on the federal government’s General Services Administration to put the planning and development of a new U.S. plaza

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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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Council Boat Tour: Cross-Border Business Networking

The water that divides America and Canada became a meeting point for business executives from both sides of the border earlier this month.  Members of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s CanAm Council joined members of our three industry councils and members of the Greater Niagara and Hamilton chambers of commerce on

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Export Resources Forum – Growing Your Business Over the Border

In our bi-national economy one way to grow your business is to look north to Canada. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership hosted its first Export Resources Forum earlier this month – where companies learned how they can use local resources to cost-effectively export their goods. And now we are passing this

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Join Us for our Export Resources Forum

On June 1st, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is hosting an Export Resources Forum, where companies can learn how to use local resources to cost-effectively export their goods. A meeting of Western New York businesses, this Forum will feature a presentation by John Deluca, International Sales Manager at Liberty Pumps.  Deluca

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How Can My Canadian Company Transfer Employees Across the U.S. Border?

At Berardi Immigration Law, we provide innovative business immigration solutions to U.S. and Canadian companies with cross-border operations.  A Canadian citizen who enters the U.S. to provide management services or perform hands-on work activities should obtain a temporary work permit. Below, we take a closer look at three of the

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‘Buy American’ Update

Working with our partners at Unshackle Upstate and other regional chambers of commerce, we were able to successfully remove the ‘Buy American’ provision from the adopted state budget. Failing to do so would have jeopardized existing bi-national supply chains and undermined our cross-border economy. Governor Cuomo’s proposed ‘Buy American’ plan

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Cross Border Conference Yields Best Practices

The Can/Am Border Trade Alliance took its message and muscle to Washington, DC last month for its 23rd annual conference. Speakers highlighted the progress Canada and the United States have made over the last decade to implement efficient border policies. It was noted the Beyond the Border Agreement helped facilitate

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