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Could ride-hailing help boost public transit?

Oct 18, 2017

While ride-hailing is still a relatively new phenomenon in Western New York, it’s already changing the way many people get around the region.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership delivered its annual report to members Thursday morning, announcing an initiative to fine-tune job skill development in Western New York and a recently-formed alliance that aims to open doors on both sides of the US-Canada border.

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Western New York business leaders are praising the passage of workers’ compensation reforms in this year’s state budget.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Not everyone in Buffalo is ready to welcome Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing companies just yet. Speakers gathered outside the offices of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership to explain why they want state leaders to wait.


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The leader of the region's private sector economic development organization is concerned about President Trump's executive order on immigration. And the impact it will have on Buffalo's refugee community.


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At least one person in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts did not agree Monday when Governor Cuomo's State of the State message included a full-throated pitch for ridesharing, like Uber and Lyft.  Todd Vaarwerk, director of advocacy and public policy for the Western New York Independent Living Center, does not agree with the pitch, saying ridesharing companies do not allow access for people like him, the state's disabled community.


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Scores of community leaders turned out Wednesday at Larkinville for a big-picture view of regional business. Buffalo Niagara Partnership President Dottie Gallagher-Cohen presented the organization’s annual report, highlighting accomplishments in the 2015-2016 fiscal year.


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This year's Advocacy Agenda from local business and political leaders turns away from specific building projects to changes in government rules and regulations to lower the costs of government and business.


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A group of local leaders will collaborate with officials  from six other regions in the national Communities that Work Partnership.


Buffalo Niagara Partnership delivers annual report

Jun 24, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

Officials with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership detailed their annual report Wednesday morning before an estimated 300 guests at Buffalo's Canalside.

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While Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says his thoughts and prayers are with friends and colleagues in the city of Baltimore, he is also taking proactive steps avoid similar unrest in Buffalo.

Business as usual expected post-storm

Nov 21, 2014
Chris Caya / WBFO

As snow clean up continues many are still stuck inside their homes during a week where holiday shopping would usually begin, but as soon as streets are plowed and driveways cleared many who’ve been cooped up indoors this week are expected to make their way straight to restaurants, retail, and grocery stores.

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The effort to build more housing in downtown Buffalo is getting another boost. The Buffalo Urban Development Corporation has received a second round of funding to help small and mid-sized developers working on adaptive reuse projects.

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The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and a bipartisan group of the region's state delegation are endorsing Governor Andrew Cuomo's business tax relief plan.

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The annual wish list for the region from the Buffalo Niagara Partnership is out and it's heavy on legal and regulatory changes rather than high-cost economic development projects.

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The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is endorsing the New Economic Revitalization Agenda proposed by Unshackle Upstate, a plan that looks to cut taxes and calls for the legalization of a controversial gas drilling method.

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There is a new leader at the helm of one of the region's largest business organizations. Dottie Gallagher-Cohen took over as president and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership in June after long-time leader Andrew Rudnick retired.

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Controversy is overshadowing proposed improvements to the U.S. side of the Peace Bridge. The proposal is dividing members of the bi-national authority that administers the key piece of infrastructure.

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The Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the region's business advocacy group, has named Dottie Gallagher-Cohen as its next president.

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He’s spent over 20 years with Buffalo’s employer-funded economic development organization and retires in June. WBFO’s Ashley Hassett sat down with the Partnership’s outgoing President and CEO Andrew Rudnick to put a cap on his tenure there.

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Private and public sector employers across Western New York are being encouraged to support one another and boost the economy in the process through the Buffalo-Niagara Partnership's 'Buy Local Challenge.' 

Rudnick retiring from influential Partnership

Dec 19, 2012
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After more than 20 years on the job, Andrew Rudnick is retiring as President and CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

A group representing the local business community has released its list of priorities for boosting the region's economy.

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In recent years, donut shopscar dealerships and doctor’s offices have received tax breaks from industrial development agencies in western New York.