Need to know: Wage Theft Prevention Act

We want to let you know about some good news out of Albany: Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law reforms to the Wage Theft Prevention Act that eliminate the annual wage notification requirement for New York employers.

The reformed law also waives the customary 60 day waiting period for new legislation to take effect, meaning employers do not have to provide a 2015 notification by February 1.

New report recognizes opportunity to improve Buffalo schools

StudentsFirstNY, a statewide education advocacy organization, and TNTP, a national nonprofit committed to ending the injustice of educational inequality, joined us yesterday to announce the release of a new report that we are proud to endorse.

Jenny Sedlis (Executive Director of StudentsFirstNY)

The report, titled The Next Buffalo Teachers Contract: An Opportunity to Support Great Teaching & Student Learning, outlines a series of recommendations to improve upon teaching and learning through the Buffalo School District’s teacher contract negotiations.

Buffalo Niagara: access and affordability of air travel

There are several reasons why Buffalo Niagara is in the midst of an economic resurgence. A foundational pillar to our long-term economic prosperity lies across the river — Canada.

In 2011, Visit Buffalo Niagara researched the impact of Canadian shoppers on the WNY economy and found nearly 1 billion dollars in spending in shopping and related expenditures! That’s the equivalent a new Buffalo Billion every year.

Gearing up for the political season

The political season is upon us and in our role as the region’s leading business advocacy organization, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is engaged in the process.

Like most organizations our size, we engage in political action which includes endorsements and financial support for candidates that support economic development for our region.