WNY Businesses Feel Deep Economic Impact from COVID-19

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership released the results of the WNY COVID-19 Business Impact Survey today with nearly every respondent reporting a loss of revenue due to the pandemic.  More than 1,600 businesses throughout Western New York – half of them deemed essential by New York State – participated in the survey.  The Partnership joined with the cities of Buffalo and Niagara Falls, the counties of Erie and Niagara, and nearly 20 local chambers and economic development organizations to launch the effort to better gauge the impacts of COVID-19 on WNY businesses and employers.

Buffalo Niagara Partnership Launches BNP Business Link

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is launching a new online information and connection platform for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. BNP Business Link will allow employers throughout Western New York to connect with the regional chamber of commerce and seek assistance on a variety of issues related to COVID-19 including information on federal loan programs, new government regulations, and best practice resources for managing employees working from home and reopening business operations. The Partnership’s team of subject matter experts will address questions confidentially and connect employers with the most relevant information as quickly as possible.