Dottie Gallagher, President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, said: “As the study clearly demonstrates, the expansion of Prevailing Wage to private construction projects at this time would be a serious drag on the economy of our region and the entire state. “Addressing this as part of an expedited state budget when our economy is under severe stress and dire uncertainty is reckless, plain and simple.”
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is working hard to connect employers to the latest information and resources to help them deal with the financial impact of the coronavirus.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed an executive order that all businesses with non-essential in-office personnel decrease their in-office workforce by 75%.
The United States and Canada announced Wednesday that in hopes of containing the spread of the contagion, nonessential travel between the two countries will be temporarily suspended as soon as negotiators agree on what exactly nonessential travel is.
As the new coronavirus makes its way across the globe, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is charged with identifying carriers who may not realize they’re running germs. CBP processes more than 1 million people through U.S. borders each day through air, land and sea ports.
We are asking the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to suspend its decision to remove the NYS Trusted Traveler Program. Over the years, this program has allowed people to move more freely across the border to and from Canada, which has not only promoted tourism, but also job creation.
Niagara’s economy could take a major hit because of a decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to ban New Yorkers from enrolling in programs that allow travelers to quickly pass through customers, such as the Nexus program at the Whirlpool Bridge and the FAST program for commercial trucks at the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie, the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce is warning.
NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO (WIVB) Nineteen days after the US Department of Homeland Security announced that it will suspend New York residents’ ability to enroll or re-enroll in the Trusted Traveler Program, advocates for cross border commerce are joining forces to call for a reversal of the decision.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The president of Buffalo-Niagara’s chamber of commerce is imploring the Department of Homeland Security’s Acting Secretary to end the suspension of Trusted Traveler Programs for New York residents “until a more reasonable solution can be reached.”