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Western New York

2014 Progress Report



Our Strategy for Prosperity

Western New Yorkers aspire to create a sustainable prosperity by utilizing and enhancing the strengths of our people, by continuing our rich tradition of human innovation; by leveraging our region’s natural beauty and abundant natural resources; and by taking full advantage of our unique and strategic location in the world. We will create a region that is admired worldwide, that attracts more people to live, learn, work and visit; where entrepreneurs and businesses want to invest their time and capital, and where all our institutions reflect a culture of inclusion, continuous improvement, adaptation and excellence.

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  • Smart Growth Initiatives in Western New York

    • Buffalo Green Code: City of Buffalo Land Use Plan to guide physical development over the next 20 years, and a new Zoning Ordinance designed to promote investment by simplifying the development process.

    • Metropolitan Transportation Plan: Buffalo Niagara 2050: The regions next Metropolitan Transportation Plan guided by the Greater Buffalo-Niagara Transportation Council

    • NYSERDA Cleaner Greener Communities Program: Regional Sustainability Plan sponsored by NYSERDA

    • One Region Forward: Strategy to create & implement a federally recognized Regional Plan for Sustainable Development within Erie & Niagara Counties

    • PUSH Blue: Intensive effort to combat combined sewer overflow through the completion of 25 green infrastructure projects in the PUSH Green Development Zone over the next two years, to include rain gardens, green roofs, bios wails and catchment systems.

    • UB 2020: Far-reaching plan for the University at Buffalo to continue to grow as a world-class public research university

  • Workforce Development Initiatives in Western New York

    • Dream It, Do It Western New York: Connects manufacturers with skilled and trained laborers, links students to educational resources, and hosts presentations/events geared toward students exploring careers in technology and manufacturing.

    • Say Yes to Education, Inc.: National non-profit committed to increasing high school and college graduation rates for inner-city youth by providing support to at-risk children and their families.

  • Tourism Initiatives in Western New York

    • Path through History: New York State heritage tourism program designed to guide travelers to unique historic & cultural sites. Read the Strategy for Heritage Tourism in Western New York Vision Plan here

  • Believe your organization should be represented here? Submit your request to the WNY Regional Council by emailing: nys-wny-redc@esd.ny.gov



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