6.22.21 Webinar Growing a Cannabis Economy: Lessons from Hamilton, ON

What does New York’s recent legalization of cannabis mean for workplaces, the state’s regulatory framework and the Buffalo Niagara economy? Join BNP in a conversation with our friends in Canada for lessons learned during their pre- and post-legalization periods. You’ll hear about the experiences of cannabis production and retail taking

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Members-Only Webisode: Capital Conversations – NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

WATCH Webisode with NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins About this Webinar: The Buffalo Niagara Partnership hosted a Capital Conversations event with New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins on Thursday, October 22nd. The Majority Leader discussed the fiscal impact of COVID-19 on New York State including options for addressing the state’s massive revenue

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BNP Poorly Timed Prevailing Wage Expansion

Poorly Timed Prevailing Wage Expansion

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State added a major prevailing wage expansion into the enacted state budget. This decision, long opposed by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and statewide business leaders, will make it even more difficult to attract private sector investment to a state already burdened

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Setting Pace

The Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) Program is new to Buffalo, created to address long standing problems: high redevelopment and energy efficiency costs. The City of Buffalo passed a local law to establish the Open C-PACE Program on December 19, 2019, joining a group of government entities in 35

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BFLO + TOD = Where Development & Urban Planning Meet

By Seth Piccirillo | Senior Manager of Economic Development 81% of Millennials and 77% of Baby Boomers prefer to live in walkable, active communities. By 2030, 25% of people in the rental and housing market will seek housing near transit. The Buffalo Niagara Metro Rail Corridor’s population is expected to

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Gaining Tech Ground

Formidable space separates Buffalo, New York from Austin, Texas. 1,500 miles 50 spaces on the Wall Street Journal 2019 Job Market List. Austin is first, and Buffalo is tied for 51st Over 46 spaces on the CBRE 2019 Research Tech Talent Score Card. Austin is sixth and Buffalo is not

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Attracting and Retaining Tech Talent in Buffalo Niagara

Last year, Buffalo did not make it into the CBRE’s top 50 cities for technology talent. While not in the top 50, Buffalo did make it in to CBRE’s The Next 25 Markets in the tech talent report. Tech talent has long been concentrated in major cities, but high operating

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New York now has the nation’s second worst business tax climate

While the New York State 2019-2020 legislative session took steps to improve our state’s tax climate by passing a permanent 2% property tax cap holding local governments and school districts to reasonable spending, there is still much work to be done to ease the state’s heavy tax burden. The Tax

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Metro 50 State Tax Evaluation

Metro 50: Air Service

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s latest installment of our Metro 50 Buffalo Niagara series highlights one of our strengths: air service in the Buffalo Niagara region. Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BNIA) plays an essential role in the development of business and tourism in the Buffalo Niagara region. BNIA provides more direct

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