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The future of NAFTA and why it matters

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order stating his intention to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Buffalo Niagara’s strategic position along the Canadian border makes it an area sure to be impacted by any changes to NAFTA. So what

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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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Success knows no boundaries

International business woman, Nadja Piatka, to address harnessing the power of the CanAm market as keynote speaker at Unleashing the Power of the Mega-Region event. It is really not as difficult as some business people may perceive. That is how Nadja Piatka describes her view of cross border trade after

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Why Consider Exporting?

At many points in the strategic growth of a business, business leaders will often ask the question, why should I consider exporting? I can answer this question with a simple answer, because exporting is good for your bottom line! According to experts from the U.S. Commercial Service, more than 70

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Hamilton/Niagara presents “The Americas Investment Playbook”

Dottie recently blogged about the similarities that exist between Hamilton, Canada and Buffalo, NY. I had the pleasure of accompanying Dottie during her trip to Hamilton to meet Keanin Loomis, President and CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce in Ontario. Through the trip, I was surprised to learn how

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