Charting the future of the Buffalo Niagara economy
If you are a business leader in Western New York, you belong in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s new Industry Leaders Forum (ILF).
We’ve created an exclusive opportunity for members to come together with their peers to collaborate and strategize for the future success of their business, industry, and the overall economic vitality of the regional economy.
Beginning in January 2023, BNP will convene and facilitate highly focused forums, and communications, for local executives, decision-makers, and influencers in each of the following sectors*:
(Click your industry for details on that specific forum.)
The ILF is designed to help our members:
- Strengthen a unified voice helping to shape the policies and regulations that impact their industries.
- Stay updated on news and developments that impact their industries, and the regional, national, and international economies, through strategic communications.
- Share best practices and data to help address the most pressing challenges in Buffalo Niagara.
- Network and make new connections as businesses navigate in a post-pandemic economic environment.
More strength in numbers
When the ILF meetings have been completed, BNP will convene a Q4 2023 Economic Development Summit, including participating members from all of the industry sectors.
The combined strengths of all these local leaders set this summit apart – we are so much stronger together as we share data and discuss trends for the year ahead.
If you are not a BNP member, now is the time to join and be part of the Industry Leaders Forum.
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From the Blog
The BNP Energy & Telecommunications Industry Leaders Forum (ILF) came together on September 14 to discuss the future of the sector in the wake of evolving government regulations and consumer trends
Buffalo Niagara has approximately 12,900 tech jobs across 5,200 tech and tech enabled firms, according to extensive research by Tech Buffalo and the University at Buffalo Regional Institute. Between 2010 and 2019, tech jobs here grew at a rate of 4%, trailing our peer cities and the top ten national tech hubs.
Small business owners are facing constant and complicated challenges, ranging from staffing shortages to rising costs. On May 18, the BNP convened the first Small Business Industry Leaders Forum (ILF) to explore shared strategies and to discuss how the sector can compete in a changing economy and shifting talent market.
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