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Fight to Protect the Great Lakes Starts Again

Here we go again. With the Trump administration looking to nearly zero out funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), the Buffalo Niagara Partnership joined our friends in the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition (GLMCC) for our annual visit to Washington, DC to fight for the GLRI and other

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Federal Spending Bill Supports Great Lakes

The goal of protecting the Great Lakes and spurring economic development in the communities that surround them took a big step forward with the new federal spending bill.  The measure addresses several key advocacy priorities of the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition.  The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is a founding member

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Council Boat Tour: A Great Lakes Shipping Hub

The water is central to Buffalo’s rich commercial history and members of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Logistics & Transportation Council got a first-hand look at how the water is helping to shape Buffalo’s future.   Earlier this month, we hosted a Living Industry Boat Tour for members of all four Partnership

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Advocacy Update: Passage of WRDA

An awful lot of economic activity takes place on America’s waterways and Congress came together last week to make sure it continues by passing the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).  Properly maintaining and investing in America’s water infrastructure is critical considering that each year: More than 600 million tons of

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A 5 Pillar Focus in 2017 for the Great Lakes Metro Chamber

With the Presidential election behind us and President-elect Trump organizing his cabinet, the Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition came together to strategically reexamine and further develop its priorities. As a founding member of the Coalition, the Partnership joins nearly 40 chambers of commerce from Great Lakes states, to support economic

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One step closer to protecting our greatest asset – the Great Lakes

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Great Lakes advocacy work took a big step forward earlier this month when the United States Senate and House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016. The bill authorizes approximately $5 billion in water infrastructure projects, including those critical to the Great

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Easing of H-1B visa cap will boost STEM economy

Every April, the federal government begins accepting applications for H-1B visas, which allow highly educated and skilled professionals to work temporarily in the United States. Again this year, just days after filing opened, the annual cap of 85,000 was reached. Last year, more than 172,000 applications were received in less

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Turning Rust to Blue

On September 29, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, the Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo and the WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable, hosted “Turning Rust to Blue: The Great Lakes New Economy,” a conversation about the role of water as not only our region’s defining asset but also as an

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