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, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership has strongly recommended that the federal and state government work together in good faith to find a more equitable solution.
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 Buffalo Niagara Partnership continues to push back against any policy that negatively impacts our trading relationship or friendship with Canada.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently unveiled its 2018 Advocacy Agenda to a capacity crowd of members and elected officials in downtown Buffalo.
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.