Several business leaders join growing group, which was convened to support long-term viability of professional football in upstate New York
√ Committee calls on local & statewide leaders to finalize new stadium financing agreement, in order to secure franchise’s presence in region
On Monday, Business Backs Buffalo Football – an all-volunteer committee comprised of rising corporate, small business, startup and nonprofit leaders – announced the addition of nine new members to its core group roster.
“Our committee is pleased to welcome several dynamic business leaders to our growing ranks,” said Matt Davison, chair, Business Backs Buffalo Football. “We’ve strategically targeted individuals who understand the innovation economy, operate their businesses and ventures across upstate New York, and most importantly, love the Buffalo Bills and appreciate the unique role that the team plays in the fabric of our region’s culture and economy.”
Business Backs Buffalo Football was initiated to provide an experienced, business-centric voice within the community dialogue surrounding ongoing stadium financing and construction discussions. In addition, the committee intends to offer ideation and exploration regarding new ways to promote and market the team on an expanded geographic basis across upstate New York, Southern Ontario and Northwestern Pennsylvania.
New members joining Business Backs Buffalo Football include:
“We’re excited to see the stadium financing discussions progressing between each of the parties, and we hope to see a deal finalized as quickly as possible,” Davison said. “Our No. 1 goal is to see the team remain in upstate New York, and we believe there is a real urgency to reach an agreeable consensus within the negotiations, so that the county and the franchise can proceed to the exciting work of building a brand-new stadium for the Bills to call home.”