Every day the United States Department of Homeland Security’s removal of New York State from the Trusted Traveler Program (Global Entry, FAST, SENTRI, and NEXUS) continues to cost our region money and erode a hard-fought market confidence that took years to create. Since the removal’s announcement on February 6, 2020, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership has strongly recommended that the federal and state government work together in good faith to find a more equitable solution.
Earlier this month, Governor Cuomo unveiled his 2020-2021 Executive Budget proposal, detailing his priorities and outlining his agenda for another legislative session in Albany.
A clear majority of Buffalo Niagara Partnership members think New York State is becoming less business friendly. That is just one of the highlights of the Partnership’s annual Member Pulse Report which summarizes the findings of the regional chamber of commerce’s membership survey for 2019.
Government Affairs event brings important economic development topics to the forefront of the county executive race.
A locally branded t-shirt that says, “Keep Buffalo A Secret,” has been popping up all over social media. It can be fun to reminisce about the relative time that Buffalo Niagara had been a forgotten place, and the positive cultural elements that incubated during that time. However, this t-shirt represents the sentiment that the secret is finally out, and people are starting to hear just how great our region really is.
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada that successfully renegotiates the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with significant provisions on digital trade, agriculture, environment, labor, and several other issues.
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 New York State, ten percent of bridges are deemed structurally deficient.
Legislation Would Give Unemployment to Striking Workers After Only One Week