Buffalo, NY – “With this State Budget deal, the Governor and members of the State Legislature have turned their backs on New York employers and doubled down on the state’s well-earned reputation as the most unfriendly place in the country to own and operate a business. The employer mandates contained in this budget are unprecedented and will continue to hold back the Upstate economy. And as bad as this budget is for employers, it could have been much worse if it were not for the aggressive and coordinated advocacy efforts of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Unshackle Upstate, the Minimum Wage Reality Check coalition and dozens of employer organizations who collectively stood up for New York’s job creators.”
“For too long, New York has been the only state in the country without an LNG program, forcing New Yorkers to miss out on the real economic and environmental opportunity LNG offers. The Partnership commends New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for finalizing a program to allow LNG storage, dispensing and transportation in our state. This issue has been an economic development priority for the Partnership and has been a top action item on our Regional Agenda for the last three years.
Buffalo, N.Y. – Today, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership released a statement which highlights key issues from Governor Cuomo’s proposed budget that are of key interest to the Partnership and its membership.
Buffalo, N.Y. – Today, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership has named Grant Loomis as its vice president of government affairs. He will assume the duties effective Jan. 12, 2015.
BUFFALO–The Buffalo Niagara Partnership today endorsed Mark Grisanti for re-election to a third term as a member of the New York State Senate representing the 60th Senate District, which includes parts of the City of Buffalo as well as communities in both the Northtowns and the Southtowns areas of Western New York.
BUFFALO–The Buffalo Niagara Partnership this week convened business leaders for three days in Albany to voice their opinions on Governor Cuomo’s 2014-15 Executive Budget. Regional priorities were: Brownfield Cleanup program extension, Scaffold Law reform, broad-based tax reform and mandate relief to reduce the tax burden for NYS employers and taxpayers. The three days included Buffalo Niagara Night in Albany and subsequent Lobby Day, hosted by the Partnership. Partnership members also participated in NFIB’s Small Business Day.
BUFFALO–The Buffalo Niagara Partnership today endorsed Byron W. Brown for re-election to a third term as Mayor of the City of Buffalo.
(BUFFALO, N.Y.) – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership together with Unshackle Upstate, today endorsed businessman Harry Wilson for the position of New York State Comptroller. Andrew Rudnick, President and CEO of the Partnership and Brian Sampson, Executive Director of Unshackle Upstate joined Wilson to announce the endorsement at the Partnership offices in Buffalo.
(BUFFALO, N.Y.) – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership together with Unshackle Upstate, the Business Council and NFIB today announced their endorsement of Assemblyman Jack Quinn for New York State’s 58th Senate District. Andrew Rudnick, President and CEO of the Partnership; Brian Sampson, Executive Director of Unshackle Upstate; Kenneth Adams, The Business Council President/CEO; and Mike Elmendorf, New York State director of NFIB joined Quinn to announce the endorsement at Redlinski Meats in Cheektowaga.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, along with its Unshackle Upstate partners, took a stand today against several budget provisions that, if enacted, will further increase state debt and burden New Yorkers with more taxes, fees and assessments.