There’s not much I can say about Bob Wilmers that has not already been said. He was unassuming with a sharp wit, extreme intelligence and a passion for our community.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s annual advocacy and membership survey showed that Western New York employers are seeking a more diverse workplace. Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, said last year was the first time employers pointed to achieving a more diverse workforce as one of their top priorities.
Ryan Whalen, Capital Tonight reporter for Spectrum News, talked with Buffalo Niagara Partnership President and CEO, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, about the findings in this year’s member and advocacy survey. The results showed that many Western New York employers are optimistic about Buffalo’s economy, but not so positive on New York State’s.
Last week, Grant Loomis and I joined twenty-five members of the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition (GLMCC) for our annual fly-in and lobby days in Washington, D.C. During our trip, the group attended more than 50 meetings with Members of Congress and staff. In each meeting, we outlined our main priorities, which range from investing in our nation’s infrastructure to supporting our bi-national economy with Canada. A full list of the priorities we discussed in each meeting can be found here.
The Partnership is proud to partner with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce to present “Unleashing the Power of the Mega-Region,” a summit for business owners and leaders on April 14, 2016 at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel.
This event serves as a tremendous opportunity for companies on both sides of the border to take advantage of our proximity to one another and leverage their businesses.
Yesterday’s State of Logistics event was an incredible success, drawing 350 people that were eager to learn more about how they can tap in to SolarCity’s supply chain.
Attendees heard from Vinayak Gupta, Vice President at SolarCity, and Jack Ampuja, Logistics and Transportation Council co-chair, on the trends and forecasts in the logistics industry.
As the end of our fiscal year approaches, our President & CEO, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, is excited to reflect on the work that we and our member companies have accomplished over the past year and look ahead to what’s next for the region.
It’s been a great year in Buffalo, with progress being made in nearly every part of the city.
Any significant redevelopment effort usually includes asbestos remediation.
Seeing as how asbestos remediation is very tedious and very expensive work, and is often a deterrent to moving forward with a redevelopment plan, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership has long advocated for a state incentive program to encourage asbestos remediation.