10.13.21 Advocacy Alert: Canadian Border to Open in November

Late last night, U.S. officials announced plans to reopen the U.S. border to vaccinated, non-essential travelers from Canada and Mexico beginning in early November. The administration told reporters last night that it does not plan to require vaccinated travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test, a notable difference from Canada’s

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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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A Compounding Threat: NYS Trusted Traveler Program Removal

Every day the United States Department of Homeland Security’s removal of New York State from the Trusted Traveler Program (Global Entry, FAST, SENTRI, and NEXUS) continues to cost our region money and erode a hard-fought market confidence that took years to create. Since the removal’s announcement on February 6, 2020,

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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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Buffalo Loves Canada

Editorial: Our Relationship With Canada Remains Vital

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership continues to push back against any policy that negatively impacts our trading relationship or friendship with Canada. Partnership President & CEO Dottie Gallagher recently penned an editorial for The Hamilton Spectator emphasizing the importance of maintaining our relationship with Canada and building bridges between Canadian and

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Buffalo Niagara Partnership Unveils 2018 Advocacy Agenda

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently unveiled its 2018 Advocacy Agenda to a capacity crowd of members and elected officials in downtown Buffalo. As the regional chamber of commerce and leading employer organization in Western New York, our Advocacy Agenda details nearly two dozen policy priorities on the federal, state and local

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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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