Thursday, March 23, 2017
Business Opportunities

Canalside is committed to providing opportunities to small, local businesses as well as minority and women-owned businesses. In addition, as a New York State agency, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation requires contractors to award a portion of their contacts to certified minority and women owned businesses (M/WBE). As an organization that’s leading the development momentum in downtown Buffalo, ECHDC takes that requirement seriously and is committed to positioning Buffalo as an emerging and innovative city that embraces diversity and inclusion in all aspects of Canalside operations.

Please read more about NYS MWBE Certification here.

Small Business Resources:

Please contact us about your business. 


Goya Foods Brought Latin Flavor to Canalside

Monday September 19, 2016

Latin Flavors by Goya at Canalside Canalside thanks the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York and their President Casimiro Rodriguez for hosting Latin Flavors by Goya at Canalside on September 3, 2016. The interactive family event was a collaboration with GOYA Foods, Canalside, Independent Health Foundation, and the Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY. The… More

Gospel Fest 2016

Monday July 25, 2016

Thank you to all who attended the 30th annual Gospel Fest at Canalside. This was the first time the popular musical festival was hosted at Canalside and it was a successful event enjoyed by attendees and Canalside visitors. The audience was entertained by over 30 musical artists that included national recording singer Jonathan Nelson. Other… More

WUFO 1080AM Summer Jam Festival

Sunday June 26, 2016

We thank Sheila Brown, CEO of WUFO 1080 AM and the WUFO staff for hosting the popular Summer Jam Fest at Canalside.  The one day extravaganza included live concerts, local vendors and prizes.  Other highlights included: Food trucks •A kids area with face painting, balloon making and games •Sole-2-Sole walk, presented by Dr. Holley •Job… More