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Touring the Future of Manufacturing

The future of manufacturing is in the works right here in Buffalo and the latest technological advances are catching the eye of local manufacturers. In March, members of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Manufacturing Council witnessed some of the latest concepts in advanced automation, 3D printing and teaching methods while touring Buffalo

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Buffalo Niagara Manufactures Talk NAFTA with Canadian Government

Buffalo Niagara Partnership members sat down with Canadian government leaders to discuss the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Deputy Consul General Khawar Nasim met with members of the Partnership’s Manufacturers Council as America, Canada and Mexico recently held a seventh round of renegotiation talks in Mexico

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Council Boat Tour: Buffalo’s Waterfront in Transition

On a perfect summer afternoon 200 Buffalo Niagara Partnership members hopped on board the Grand Lady and toured along Buffalo’s transforming waterfront. The Buffalo River offers a picturesque look back at what once was a busy shipping port and manufacturing hub along the Great Lakes.  While the waterfront is changing

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Solving the Talent Challenge: Manufacturing Month Summit

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has announced the Solving the Talent Challenge: 2017 Manufacturing Month Summit, an informative event on the Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) system, to be held on October 12, 2017. The event will feature Jason Tyszko, Executive Director, Center for Education & Workforce, United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Peter Beard, Senior Vice

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Manufacturers Council Handles Tools For Success During Dynabrade Tour

Members of Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Manufacturers Council were treated to a great tour hosted by council member Dynabrade, a manufacturer of portable abrasive power tools and related accessories used in industrial and automotive markets. Hardy Hamann, Dynabrade’s president, welcomed 35 attendees to Dynabrade’s recently expanded facility in Clarence, NY. The tour

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Implementing a New Approach to Finding Talent

We are all too familiar with the talent dilemma facing our region – employers are having a tough time finding candidates and those looking for work find it difficult to connect to these local employers.  Addressing this dichotomy at a “systems level” is the purpose behind Employ Buffalo Niagara.  To

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Introducing Employ Buffalo Niagara

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and a coalition of employers, community leaders, educators and service providers have created Employ Buffalo Niagara, a new initiative to strengthen the local job market through employer-led workforce development. Employ Buffalo Niagara aims to streamline workforce development efforts and give employers better access to a greater

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Export Resources Forum – Growing Your Business Over the Border

In our bi-national economy one way to grow your business is to look north to Canada. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership hosted its first Export Resources Forum earlier this month – where companies learned how they can use local resources to cost-effectively export their goods. And now we are passing this

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Taxpayers are Losing with NY’s Prevailing Wage Mandate

As part of our Government Affairs programming, we kicked-off our first of two Capital Conversation events for 2017 with a look at New York’s prevailing wage mandate and its impact on taxpayers and economic development.  E.J. McMahon, founder and research director of the Empire Center came to Buffalo to detail

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How Congress Can Help Students Find a Career

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership has long advocated for the passage of federal legislation that supports our workforce development initiatives. This year, we made it a priority to support the reauthorization of the Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. Recently, the House of Representatives reintroduced the bipartisan Strengthening Career and Technical

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