BUFFALO, N.Y.—The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the regional chamber of commerce, today announced that it has named seven regional executives to its Board of Directors:
Buffalo Business First reported on our announcement that we plan to devote nearly 20 percent of the 2019-2020 budget to workforce development initiatives, up from approximately 6 percent in 2015.
The effort to expand the prevailing wage mandate in New York State failed at the end of the legislative session, a win on one of the Partnership’s longtime policy priorities.
BUFFALO, N.Y.—The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the regional chamber of commerce, today released its 2018-2019 Annual Report to Members and announced a deepening focus on workforce development.
As we released our 2018-2019 Annual Report to Members, The Buffalo News reported on our commitment to workforce and talent development.
As the push to expand New York State’s prevailing wage mandate began to lose momentum, the Partnership focused on the work ahead.
As the we released our 2018-2019 Annual Report to Members, we announced a deepened focus on workforce and talent development. WBFO 88.7FM interviewed Dottie Gallagher, our President & CEO, about the Partnership’s role in meeting the challenge.
An agreement in the works among state lawmakers to expand the state’s prevailing wage requirement to private development projects receiving public support would threaten development in the region. The Partnership’s position: An expanded prevailing wage would make it harder for more complex, challenging projects to move forward because it would require higher wages on private projects that cross the 30% threshold for public support. The result: the value of incentives granted to the projects would be cancelled out.
The Partnership and the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo hosted a day-long Diversity & Inclusion Symposium designed to bring business leaders together for a learning experience around the building blocks of diversity and inclusion.
Concern and uncertainty over threatened tariffs on Mexico rippled through some Western New York businesses and farms as negotiations between the two countries neared President Trump’s deadline.