Summit highlights the region's cross-border relationship

Oct 16, 2014

Officials and business owners from both sides of the border were in Buffalo Thursday discussing ways to boost the economy.

The conference was held by City and State - an insiders publication for government and politics. The magazine's Editor-in-Chief, Morgan Pehme said, trade between the state and Canada totals about $35 billion. 

"One of the reasons that City and State opened our Buffalo bureau and is hosting this New York-Canada Summit...is because we felt like there was an inadequate understanding of the importance of the New York-Canada relationship in Albany. And because we have such a strong presence and such a strong influence, upon the legislature in Albany, we felt we could bring attention to this discussion."  

Topics included cross-border business development, ways to improve tourism between the two countries, and easing delays at the border.