Government Affairs event brings important economic development topics to the forefront of the county executive race.
A locally branded t-shirt that says, “Keep Buffalo A Secret,” has been popping up all over social media. It can be fun to reminisce about the relative time that Buffalo Niagara had been a forgotten place, and the positive cultural elements that incubated during that time. However, this t-shirt represents the sentiment that the secret is finally out, and people are starting to hear just how great our region really is.
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s 2017 Advocacy Agenda made its debut last night in front of nearly 300 members and a record number of elected leaders. The capacity crowd filled Pettibones Grille at Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo for a night of networking and policy conversation.
Have you heard about the Communities that Work Partnership?
Through a nationally competitive review process, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership was chosen as one of seven organizations to participate in a new joint project of the Workforce Strategies Initiative (AspenWSI) of the Aspen Institute and the Economic Development Administration of the US Department of Commerce.
We know the critical role that immigrants and refugees play in Buffalo Niagara’s workforce and economy.
For instance, last month, I blogged about the importance of easing the H1B Visa Cap as part of a sound, economic development strategy that focuses on the contributions of the foreign-born.
The Partnership, knowing the effect that the November Storm had on our economy, has been assisting Erie County in identifying and quantifying the types of losses the private sector incurred during the storm (which took place Nov. 17 – 21, 2014.)
We have been soliciting feedback on this survey* to assess structural, operational, personnel related or loss of business damages.
*If we have not created a category for your specific loss, please use an open text box to describe the loss.
After reading Aliyah’s Spotlight Professional blog last month, Evaluating volunteer opportunities, I wanted to touch on another aspect of volunteering.
In many instances, spending time volunteering is an excellent way to give back to your community. However, volunteering also provides you with the opportunity to build skills and make connections in meaningful ways.