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Prevailing wage will kill downtown redevelopment renaissance Across New York

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.”

Niagara economy could suffer collateral damage in border dispute

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.