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A new report from a national transportation research nonprofit says half a million vehicles cross "poor/structurally deficient" bridges in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region every day.

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A day full of deep dives into workplace diversity and inclusion took place at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center Monday. The symposium was presented by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

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Dozens of protesters Thursday said they will evict Council members and want to evict the Buffalo Niagara Partnership for its role in the area's power structure. The gathering began its call in City Hall before moving to the HealthNow building.

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The Buffalo Niagara Partnership delivered its annual list of wants and needs Thursday to a very different political environment.

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If marijuana becomes legal for adult use in New York state, the new industry is expected to generate hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue. But how will the new funding be spent? 

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Talk of a trade war, between the U.S. and Canada, is raising concerns among government and business leaders on both sides of the border and organized labor. According to a new study released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, more than 470,000 American jobs are at risk.

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Visit Buffalo Niagara has taken a page out of former Buffalo Bills Head Coach Marv Levy's playbook, premiering a new promotional video "Right Here, Right Now." VBN says it is meant to highlight "the natural beauty, civic vitality, entrepreneurial energy and reinvigorated sense of place found in Buffalo today."

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With the music of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the singing of the Westminster Presbyterian Church choir, the community remembered M&T Bank Chairman Robert Wilmers, who died in December at the age of 83.

Easing the burdens of New York State's taxes and regulations, increasing bed tax allocations to a local tourism agency and renegotiating - not repealing - the North American Free Trade Agreement. Those are just a few of the many items spotlighted on the Buffalo Niagara Partnership's annual Advocacy Agenda, released this week.


A new campaign is underway to promote the positive impact that adaptive reuse projects have had in the City of Buffalo. The goal is to prevent potential changes that supporters say could derail the city's renaissance.

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For the first time ever, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the regional chamber of commerce, has released a survey showing how employers view the area's business climate.

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A partnership that links young people to paid internships in Buffalo will be expanding through a grant announced Tuesday.

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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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.

Press Pass: New leader at Buffalo Niagara Partnership

Sep 23, 2013
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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.