Fort Erie is truly a community open for business!
Those interested in starting a new business or industry in Fort Erie, or relocating an existing business can expect to find a number of advantages to doing so in Fort Erie;
-proximity to markets: more than 55 per cent of the entire population of the United States and 62 per cent of the Canadian population is within a 500-mile radius of Fort Erie. Buffalo, New York is just meters away, and Toronto is just a short 90 minute drive along the QEW.
-transportation infrastructure: home to the Peace Bridge, North America’s second busiest international land border crossing, Fort Erie is also in close proximity to two other international crossing just minutes away in Niagara Falls and Queenston/Lewiston.
-quality of life: your employees will enjoy a low cost of living, a wonderful local culture and heritage, and access to all the cosmopolitan amenities Buffalo NY has to offer just across the Niagara River. Fort Erie truly is a great place to live, work and play!
-business minded municipal staff and Council: Fort Erie is a community open for business, and the local municipal staff and Council, along with the Fort Erie Economic Development & Tourism Corporation work diligently to assist business and industrial stakeholders thrive within the community.
-available land: Fort Erie has a number of greenfield sites ready for industrial and commercial development, as well as brownfield sites and existing industrial/commercial buildings ready for occupancy. Call the Fort Erie EDTC for more information.
Economic Development "CORPORATION": unlike in many communities where economic development is a function of the municipal government, Fort Erie has an economic development "Corporation", a stand-alone corporation, funded primarily by the Town of Fort Erie to deliver professional economic development services on behalf of the Town. Why is this an important distinction (and advantage)? As a stand-alone corporation the Fort Erie Economic Development & Tourism Corporation is capable of delivering a full range of services that in a municipal economic development department structure may not be able to or may not in the same timeframe, and we can therefore work to be a better advocate and assist business and industry in a more timely manner....Time is Money!