We have been battling storms all our lives. Why doesn’t the Common Council and the Mayor hold a summit to address economic development issues instead.
It is politics as usual. Both sides are Democrats attacking each other and they are still getting paid for it. Let continue to argue with each other on the taxpayer's dime for POWER. This time the snow..Both sides are sterile anyway with a control board. I guess that is why the Control board just appointed some new members too in November. Everyone is getting a nice big fat paycheck.
Just some stats to remember:
Buffalo Niagara lies in the center of a key international market. Buffalo WNY is home to six international bridges, facilitating $81 billion in annual trade between Canada and the United States. That's 31 percent of the total trade conducted between the world's two largest trading partners.More than nine million people live within 125 miles/200 kilometers of the international border between Buffalo, NY and Fort Erie, Ontario. Being at the center of this international market gives Buffalo Niagara businesses a logistical advantage while providing convenient access to a host of professionals with expertise in international business.500 miles from 41% of the US population90 percent of Canada's population of 30 million living within 100 miles of the U.S.-Canadian border.Trade between the United States and Canada represents $590 billion annually, and 87 percent of Canadian exports are bound for U.S. markets, according to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
We still have some of the best rail in the country. I still remember that CSX planned a big intermodal terminal in area a couple of yrs ago. They wanted to turn the freight yard in Lackawanna into a jumping-off point for ocean-going shipments — its probably a toilet issue now.
In 2007 , Senator Charles Schumer announced new steps in the campaign to transform Niagara Falls International Airport into an international cargo center. Hopefully, with the new airlines starting in January, at least, we will bring more passengers there in 2011.
Hey.. do nothing City Democratic politicians --Everything can still be linked through Buffalo including the snow..
The new term Rust belt means lets "wither away".. That is why I say, I will never open a business or buy property again.
They will continue to dig trenches instead of creating jobs. They will continue to promote poverty as the economic engine of prosperity.