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Partnership Releases First-Ever Member Pulse Report

Regional employers are optimistic about the local business climate, but unconvinced that New York State is becoming more business friendly.  This dichotomy is just one of the top line results of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s annual advocacy survey.  For the past three years, the Partnership has surveyed its membership to

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Opportunity to Modernize and Reform State’s Workers’ Comp System Must Be Seized

Partner Voices Blog: Greg Biryla, Executive Director, Unshackle Upstate Recently, the New York State Comptroller’s office released a report outlining the shifting trends in New York State’s regional labor forces. Sadly, Upstate New York’s economy again shows serious signs of struggle while Downstate continues to experience healthy growth. Of the state’s ten

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Advocacy Update: NYS Budget

The Governor and State Legislature have reached an agreement on the State Budget and, in doing so, have turned their backs on New York employers and doubled down on the state’s well-earned reputation as the most unfriendly place in the country to own and operate a business.  The employer mandates

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NYS Budget Countdown: proposed minimum wage hike

With just weeks to go before the state’s budget deadline, the Partnership is working hard at home and in Albany to make sure our key state priorities are addressed. Last week, I lead a group of Partnership members to Albany for our annual Lobby Day. The group met with members

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