The Governance Project
A Foundation for Understanding and Action
The University at Buffalo Governance Project, initiated in 1994, was an interdisciplinary research effort to study governance issues in Erie County. The Governance Project was founded upon the premise that a vigorous region requires competent, informed decision making, especially in the public sector. The effort culminated in 1996 with the release of the report, “Governance in Erie County: A Foundation for Understanding and Action.” The Governance Project was one of the programs upon which the Regional Institute was founded in 1997.