It’s Time to Reopen the U.S.-Canada Border

The time has come to reopen the U.S.-Canada land border. The border has been closed for non-essential travel since March 21, 2020 – over a full year. After a year of financial devastation, the economies of Southern Ontario and Western New York need a boost, and reopening the border would provide it.  

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Members-Only Webisode: Capital Conversations – Crossing the Border

WATCH Crossing the Bridge: Reopening the Border and Maximizing USMCA in the COVID-19 World About this Webinar: The U.S. – Canada border is an economic lifeline for Buffalo Niagara and several current events are impacting our cross-border economy, including: USMCA (new NAFTA) taking effect 7/1 Closing of the U.S. –

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CANAM Cross-Border Trade Designated as Essential Travel

As with all aspects of the local economy, the COVID-19 pandemic is significantly impacting travel across the U.S/Canadian border. Today, the U.S. government released new restricted travel standards via the federal register. While most travel is now restricted, the movement of cargo is officially considered essential travel. International trade is

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Understanding Your Market in a Cross-Border Business

CanAm Council Meeting Looks at Operationalizing a Cross-Border Business and the Importance of Understanding your Market. By: Blair Severn, CanAm Council Executive in Residence and Chairman of Enabling Ideas It is elementary. If you want to make the grade in a cross-border business, you have to do the homework. That

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Creativity Knows No Boundaries

CanAm Council meeting highlights two sides of marketing for cross border business. How do you get Canadian beer drinkers to Buffalo to sample the local brews? How does a Canadian digital marketing firm lasso a client in the great state of Texas? Those were two of the challenges presented at

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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

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Council Boat Tour Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Council Boat Tour: Tariffs, Tourism, Talent in Buffalo Niagara

Promoting Buffalo Niagara’s recently improved public image and attracting professional talent to the region go hand in hand.  The Buffalo Niagara Partnership discussed the critical nexus between these efforts as part of our annual our annual cross-council boat tour of the Buffalo River and Outer Harbor. The day began with

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Buffalo Loves Canada

Editorial: Our Relationship With Canada Remains Vital

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership continues to push back against any policy that negatively impacts our trading relationship or friendship with Canada. Partnership President & CEO Dottie Gallagher recently penned an editorial for The Hamilton Spectator emphasizing the importance of maintaining our relationship with Canada and building bridges between Canadian and

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CanAm Binational Tariff Event

Steel Tariffs Threaten Bi-national Economy

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership recently joined together with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce in opposing the Trump administration’s recently imposed steel and aluminum tariffs. The move risks a historic trading relationship between the United States and Canada and could have detrimental consequences for economies on both sides of the border. 

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