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Nearly 400 local companies offer to supply SolarCity

Since our State of Logistics event on June 18, 395 local companies have submitted their products and expertise to SolarCity through our Supply Chain Intake form. The construction of SolarCity’s Buffalo-based plant has been exciting news for the region. Not only will the plant bring 1,000+ jobs to the region,

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State of Logistics connects WNY business to SolarCity

Yesterday’s State of Logistics event was an incredible success, drawing 350 people that were eager to learn more about how they can tap in to SolarCity’s supply chain. Attendees heard from Vinayak Gupta, Vice President at SolarCity, and Jack Ampuja, Logistics and Transportation Council co-chair, on the trends and forecasts

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Connect your business to SolarCity’s supply chain

Construction of SolarCity’s new manufacturing facility at Riverbend is well underway and will be a major catalyst for the region’s economy.  We are excited to provide regional businesses with the opportunity to learn more about the SolarCity project and its supply chain needs at our State of Logistics event at

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Logistics and Transportation Council tours NITTEC

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership plays a lead role in advocating for many issues that are critical to the economy and residents of Western New York. Often times, issues can be divisive, falling along political lines or fronted with the disparate needs between upstate and downstate. However, when it comes to

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Transportation investment crucial for Riverbend’s success

The Riverbend development, at the former Republic Steel site in South Buffalo, is a transformative project for Buffalo and Western New York. SolarCity has committed to investing $5 billion over the next decade on a solar panel manufacturing facility expected to generate 3,000 jobs. New York State has also committed

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NYS Budget: Transportation wins and what’s next

The 2015 NYS budget season has come to a close with a final revenue bill that includes some key victories for our business community and critical infrastructure. On the whole, the budget has been a great success for the economic future of the State. In addition to the much-publicized 10-year

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Leveraging an international trade economy

The Buffalo Niagara region was built upon its proximity to the water and its location as a hub of international trade. Our economy thrived on international industries that required a strategic connection to the Midwest and Pacific Ocean. Last week, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership had the privilege of hosting our

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Logistics and Transportation Tour Series: UPS

On November 6, as part of the Logistics and Transportation Tour Series, Partnership members had the unique opportunity to tour one of the largest UPS Small Package facilities in the Northeast: UPS’ Buffalo Small Package Hub on Bailey Avenue. Prior to stepping out onto the live floor, UPS showcased two

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Merging the Logistics and Transportation councils

The 2014-15 council season for the Partnership brings both changes and improvements as we aim to strengthen our efforts to engage our members more effectively and efficiently. The most significant change among our councils is the recent merging of the Logistics and Transportation Councils. Considering the interdependence that exists between

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FedEx opens new facility at Riverview Solar Technology Park

FedEx Trade Networks, the freight forwarding and customs brokerage arm of FedEx Corp. (FDX), recently celebrated the grand opening of its new environmentally-advanced 88,000 sq. ft. facility at Riverview Solar Technology Park. The cutting-edge office and distribution facility allows FedEx Trade Networks to consolidate its local workforce from multiple locations

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