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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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March 12, 2019

Buffalo News: "Study finds unions boost area workers' wages"

"A new labor-backed study says unions are effective at boosting wages for all workers in the region, but cautions that a changing economy is altering the outlook for the region's jobs and what they pay. The Partnership for the Public Good's study notes a shift from traditionally unionized …

February 19, 2019

Buffalo Law Journal: "Partnership for the Public Good outlines top issues for 2019"

Partnership for the Public Good recently released its annual agenda of issues it will advocate for reform this year, with expansion of voting rights and alternatives to arrest leading the way.  

February 15, 2019

Bankrate: "How to overcome ‘fear of the fee’ with alternatives to traditional banks"

Partnership for the Public Good, a think tank in Buffalo, New York, released research last year on that city’s unbanked population, which is currently ranked in the top 10 most unbanked cities in the nation. The findings illustrate the possible consequences of not using traditional banks.

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.

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Climate & Community Protection Act: Sprint to the FinishJune 11, 2019, 5 am-8 pm

The Action Network

It is crunch time to #PASSTHECCPA! Now is the time to get the Climate and Community Protection Act over the finish line to win a sustainable, equitable future for New York. We can win: A renewable future free of fossil fuels Direct investment into communities most vulnerable to climate …

Who Owns Land in Buffalo? Aaron Bartley on The Public GoodMay 21, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Aaron Bartley, co-founder of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) who served as its executive director for 12 years and is now in a post-PUSH residency with Cornell in Buffalo and PPG. We’ll be discussing private versus …

An Epic ChallengeMay 16, 2019, 4-5:30 pm

Alexander Colvin, Richard Griffin, Jr., Matthew Carlson, & Sean Ryan

Join us for a discussion from leading experts in EPIC's impact. Register at

Plymouth Crossroads: Jennifer McAndrew on The Public GoodMay 7, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Plymouth Crossroads Executive Director Jennifer McAndrew discussing their mission, where they are and who they serve, upcoming events, and ways you can help. She'll also be discussing some of Plymouth Crossroads' successes and more …

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