Last week, the Buffalo-Niagara Partnership (BNP) released its 2014 Regional Agenda, its economic development priorities will dictate the Partnership’s advocacy efforts for the next year on behalf of Buffalo Niagara’s business community and Western New York.


BNP’s 2014 priorities include:


–       extending the Brownfield Cleanup Program;

–       positioning Buffalo Niagara as an International Trade Gateway;

–       supporting Launch NY’s Buffalo Business Plan Competition as it attracts entrepreneurs;

–       the Department of Environmental Conservation finalizing a site permitting program to allow Liquefied Natural Gas storage, dispensing, and transportation in the state;

–       supporting the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station as the next round of base closures come around;

–       enhancing the Peace Bridge Cargo Pre-Inspection program and encouraging the federal Department of Homeland Security to provide adequate staffing to make the program permanent; and

–       completing the proposed Regional Workforce Advancement Center and the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Competitiveness.


We look forward to working with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership to bring their agenda items to fruition in 2014.