economic development

Attracting and Retaining Tech Talent in Buffalo Niagara

Last year, Buffalo did not make it into the CBRE’s top 50 cities for technology talent. While not in the top 50, Buffalo did make it in to CBRE’s The Next 25 Markets in the tech talent report. Tech talent has long been concentrated in major cities, but high operating costs and shrinking availability of tech talent has spurred a spillover of hiring momentum in smaller and upstart markets in the U.S..

Metro 50 State Tax Evaluation

Metro 50: State Tax Environment

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s publication series Metro 50 Buffalo Niagara is a factsheet-style resource that evaluates Buffalo Niagara’s performance in topical areas related to economic development. Metro 50 takes a look at the progress of other peer metros – regions similar to ours in population, resources and economic challenges – and compares their progress to our own. This gives context to the performance of Buffalo Niagara and offers us the opportunity to learn from their best practices.

Harmac Bailey Green Logo

Harmac’s Bailey Green Initiative Boosts Buffalo’s East Side

Harmac Medical Products, a contract manufacturer of single-use medical devices, employs over 400 people in a neighborhood on Buffalo’s east side. Harmac is a member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and CEO John Somers sits on our board of directors. Recently, John spoke at our Maximizing the Value of Diversity & Inclusion event about the importance of community in attracting and retaining a dedicated workforce.  

CanAm CEO Panel Feature

U.S. and Canadian Chamber CEOs Discuss Bi-National Partnership

The bi-national region encompassing BuffaloNiagara, Hamilton, and Greater Niagara has a population of over 3 million. Our location is one of our greatest assets – it provides businesses with the opportunity to expand seamlessly into new markets. Encouraging cross-border trade is crucial to growing the economy in our bi-national region. To fully capitalize on our potential as a region, we must grow together.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Power Trends

New Report Details Transforming Electrical Grid

It’s no secret – New York’s power grid is old. Over 80% of New York’s high-voltage transmission lines went into service before 1980. As outlined in our 2018 Advocacy Agenda, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership supports upgrading New York’s aging power grid and investing in energy infrastructure to help meet our economic goals. As the economic landscape of the Buffalo Niagara region continues to evolve, the importance of affordable, reliable energy remains a constant necessity – which depends, in large part, on the state of our energy grid.  

Downtown Buffalo Housing Report

Downtown Buffalo Report Measures Growth and Opportunity

This week, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership released a report that takes a closer look at the impact of Buffalo’s renaissance on the downtown housing market. Downtown Buffalo: Looking Ahead with a Clearer View also highlights the success of several economic development programs, including the Buffalo Building Reuse Project (BBRP).  The goal of this report is to stimulate conversation and action that will keep Buffalo growing.