We can’t afford to keep Buffalo a secret

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.

It’s Time for Congress to Approve USMCA

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.

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 New York State, ten percent of bridges are deemed structurally deficient.

Answering the Call: Annual Advocacy & Member Survey

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s annual Advocacy & Member Survey is in full swing. If you’ve received an email from us asking for your input, we hope you will answer the call. The survey gives us critical insight into how we can best advocate for Buffalo Niagara employers. It also helps strengthen our work on behalf of our members.

Advocacy Update

Upstate Loses as NYS Legislature Wraps 2019 Session

The New York State Legislature ended its 2019 session with a flurry of activity. Unfortunately, much of it was bad for Upstate, employers, and taxpayers. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership was engaged on several major issues, including our ongoing effort to block an expansion of prevailing wage to private projects and a new climate law which will drive up the cost of doing business in New York.