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Busted Bridges Impact Buffalo Niagara Economy

Buffalo Niagara’s bridges are in rough shape according to a new report by a national transportation research group. TRIP says eight percent of locally and state-maintained bridges in Erie and Niagara counties are rated as structurally deficient.  These bridges carry more than 500,000 vehicles a day according to TRIP.  Across

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What The Trump Presidency Means For The Great Lakes Region

Partner Voices Blog: Great Lakes Metro Chambers Coalition Donald J. Trump’s path to the White House ran squarely through the Great Lakes Region.  As everyone now knows, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania are the states that delivered him the presidency in the remarkable 2016 election. Now comes the big

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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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Buffalo Niagara’s history and future tied to the Great Lakes

The Buffalo Niagara region sits on the shores of two of the Great Lakes. Our geographic location is largely responsible for our history as a center of wealth and commerce, as well as our more recent history of population loss and economic decline. It’s a story shared by many other

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Transportation Infrastructure: a necessary investment

“Never waste a good crisis.” This was the advice given to the Buffalo Niagara business community at the Partnership’s 2014 Transportation Summit in May. Our region, along with the rest of New York State and much of the United States, is facing a monumental crisis, as the Federal Transportation Bill

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