The Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently unveiled its 2018 Advocacy Agenda to a capacity crowd of members and elected officials in downtown Buffalo.
The Buffalo Niagara region is undergoing an economic revitalization, however the future success of new construction projects and redevelopment is not guaranteed. Disjointed development policies and overly-burdensome regulations, often unique to Buffalo and New York State, create a challenging environment for projects to move forward. To build upon our momentum and truly achieve new growth, policies impacting local development must be aligned to achieve the prosperous future envisioned for Buffalo Niagara.
This June, the Peace Bridge, connecting Buffalo, New York to Fort Erie, Ontario, will celebrate its 90th birthday, but in the months prior, the bridge is undergoing a massive rehabilitation project.
On January 7th, The Buffalo Niagara Partnership unveiled its 2016 Advocacy Agenda in front of a capacity crowd. Our dedicated members and more than 50 elected officials and government leaders came together as we rolled out nearly two dozen specific policy priorities the Partnership will be working on in 2016.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership plays a lead role in advocating for many issues that are critical to the economy and residents of Western New York.
Often times, issues can be divisive, falling along political lines or fronted with the disparate needs between upstate and downstate. However, when it comes to transportation infrastructure, the issue is met with near universal concern.
The Partnership had several wins as part of the state budget process.
The New York State Budget is mostly on time this year (officially missing the midnight deadline by just a few hours).
As the Governor and State Legislature work to finalize a State Budget before the April 1 deadline, the future of both Design-Build and IDA ‘reform’ in New York is becoming clearer.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and our partner organization, Unshackle Upstate, have long advocated for a permanent Design-Build program in New York.
The Partnership is proud to announce that we can cross another one of our top priorities off the do-list list. Earlier this week, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) finally outlined its program to allow the construction and operation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities in New York.
For far too long, New York has been the only state in the country without an LNG program, forcing New Yorkers to miss out on the real economic opportunity that LNG offers.