Advocacy Update

Where We Stand: New York State Budget

The New York State Budget is so much more than dollars and cents. While it does direct spending over the next fiscal year, the state budget is also typically teeming with policy—legislation that impacts New York’s employers and taxpayers every single day. That is why the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is so actively engaged in state budget advocacy, making sure state leaders and Western New York’s senators and assembly members know what we support and what we oppose.

Help Us Make the Tax Cap Permanent

The effort to make New York State’s property tax cap permanent took a significant step forward recently when the new Democrat majority in the State Senate passed the measure as part of its 2019 priorities package. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has been a longtime champion of the property tax cap and has been a leading advocate for both its creation and extension. The call to make it permanent is a part of our 2019 Advocacy Agenda.

Road to Ruin

Drivers in Buffalo Niagara region lose more than $1,700 a year because of poor infrastructure according to latest TRIP Report

Driving your car in Buffalo Niagara is costing you money. A lot of money.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Endorses Governor Cuomo

Statement from Dottie Gallagher, President & CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership

“The Buffalo Niagara Partnership – Western New York’s regional chamber of commerce – announces today its endorsement of Andrew Cuomo for a third term as Governor of New York State.  In his eight years in office, Governor Cuomo has made boosting Buffalo Niagara a top priority and the region is profoundly better for it.  Through his Buffalo Billion and other signature initiatives, the Governor has placed consistent and dedicated effort in reenergizing the Buffalo Niagara economy through strategic state investment.  For too many years, Buffalo Niagara was counted out, forgotten by Albany as a region past its prime.  Under the leadership of Governor Cuomo, Buffalo Niagara has turned the page and entered an exciting new chapter of investment, resurgence and economic opportunity.  The Partnership appreciates our ongoing discussion with Governor Cuomo on ways his administration can continue to work with employers across our region to make New York State more competitive and we look forward to working with him in 2019 and beyond to achieve our common goals.” 

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Stands With Canada

We Stand with Canada – Our Ally and Economic Partner

Buffalo Niagara Partnership President & CEO Dottie Gallagher penned an editorial for the Hamilton Spectator that reiterated our organization’s ardent opposition to any policy that threatens our relationship with Canada. The piece solicited positive feedback from both sides of the border and garnered the attention of many readers who want to maintain and grow our relationship with Canada.