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Buffalo’s future lies not in “silver-bullet” development schemes but in sustainable, community-based development that supports locally owned independent businesses, living wage jobs, and environmental responsibility. Development resources should be concentrated in high-need areas where they will have the greatest impact, not squandered on greenfield sites in areas experiencing development pressure.

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December 26, 2018

Buffalo News: "Letter: State should address development tax break"

The Buffalo News published a letter by PPG policy analyst Sarah Wooton, calling on New York State to eliminate the 485-a exemption or change it to help small-time property owners to improve their properties, rather than doling out public money to wealthy developers for dubious projects.

October 29, 2018

WGRZ News: “Activists hope new ‘Cultural Landscape’ report will preserve Outer Harbor

"It's a great moment for citizens to get involved because there's a lot of positive momentum," said Sam McGavern, Executive Director of Partnership for the Public Good. "There's a real sense of a vision for a beautiful 21st century park on the Outer Harbor."

September 29, 2018

Buffalo News: "Critics take aim at Benderson over city tax break — for one apartment"

"When the public invests money in things, it should yield a benefit for the community," Magavern said. "It should be providing affordable housing and quality jobs for city residents, not just padding the profit of wealthy developers."

April 16, 2018

Report: Low-income workers suffer wage-theft in WNY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A startling new report shows there is a group of low-wage workers in Buffalo whose legal rights are being violated by their employers. On Friday, the Partnership for the Public Good and Open Buffalo released the report at the Buffalo Public Library as part of Buffalo Poverty …

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Evening of Black Labor History presented by CBTU Buffalo ChapterFebruary 28, 2019, 5:30-8:30 pm

Robert Mootry, Jr.

Celebrate Black History Month and join the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Buffalo Chapter for An Evening of Black Labor History featuring a program of presentations and panelists. The event will take place on Thursday, February 28th at 5:30pm at the 1199 SEIU Union Hall, 2421 Main St. Buffalo, …

Training and Job Opportunities: Duncan Kirkwood on The Public GoodJanuary 22, 2019, 7-7:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Duncan Kirkwood, Outreach and Recruitment Manager at Northland Workforce Training Center. He will discuss training and job opportunities in advanced manufacturing and clean energy.  Listen, and then learn more about the Northland Workforce …

Training and Job Opportunities: Duncan Kirkwood on The Public GoodJanuary 22, 2019, 7-7:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Duncan Kirkwood, Outreach and Recruitment Manager at Northland Workforce Training Center. He will discuss training and job opportunities in advanced manufacturing and clean energy.  Listen, and then learn more about the Northland Workforce …

Training and Job Opportunities: Duncan Kirkwood on The Public GoodJanuary 22, 2019, 7-7:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Duncan Kirkwood, Outreach and Recruitment Manager at Northland Workforce Training Center. He will discuss training and job opportunities in advanced manufacturing and clean energy.  Listen, and then learn more about the Northland Workforce …

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