The ECHDC just released a list of local businesses and programs and services that have remained local since this project started. Here’s the list:

Supporting local businesses and creating local jobs has long been one of the guiding principles of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC).  We are proud to note the local companies, organizations and individuals that have been retained as part of our mission to revitalize Western New York’s waterfront and restore economic growth to Buffalo based on the region’s legacy of pride, urban significance and natural beauty. In addition, we continue to work with 90 local community members on groups tasked with activating the Inner Harbor, Outer Harbor and Buffalo River.

 

Programming

The African American Cultural Center: Buffalo HQ – www.africancultural.org

Buffalo Creek Native Festival: Irving HQ – www.sni.org

Buffalo Maritime Center: Buffalo HQ – www.buffalomaritimecenter.org

The Buffalo Museum of Science & Tifft Nature Preserve: Buffalo HQ – www.sciencebuff.org

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra: Buffalo HQ – www.bpo.org

Buffalo Tours: Buffalo HQ – www.preservationbuffaloniagara.org/buffalo-tour

Buffalo Urban Outdoor Education: Buffalo HQ – www.buoe.org

Jack Civiletto: Bowmansville based – www.jrentertainment.com

The Canal Street String Band: Buffalo HQ – www.canalstreetstringband.com

Explore and More Children’s Museum: East Aurora HQ – www.exploreandmore.org

The Friends of Harmony: East Aurora HQ – www.friendsofharmony.com

Franklin LaVoie: Buffalo based

The Great Lakes Experience: Amherst HQ – www.thegreatlakesexperience.org

The Hutchinson Family Revival:  Buffalo based

Jama Jama African World Drum: Buffalo based

Masten Avenue Jazz Festival: Buffalo HQ

Motherland Connextions: Niagara Falls HQ – www.motherlandconnextions.com

MusicalFare: Amherst HQ – www.musicalfare.com

Music is Art: Buffalo HQ – www.musicisart.org

Nickel City Opera: Buffalo HQ     – www.nickelcityopera.net

Dave Ruch: Buffalo based – www.daveruch.com

Theatre of Youth: Buffalo HQ – www.theatreofyouth.org

WNY Adaptive Water Sports: Grand Island HQ – www.wnyadaptivewatersports.org

 

Services

Ace Flag: Depew HQ – www.aceflag.com

Buffalo Place: Buffalo HQ – www.buffaloplace.com

Brand-On Services: Buffalo HQ – www.eriebasinmarina.org

Buffalo Harbor Kayak: Buffalo HQ – www.bfloharborkayak.com

The Copy Store: Buffalo HQ – www.buffalocopy.com

Damon & Morey: Buffalo HQ – www.damonmorey.com

Mike Schatzel: Buffalo based restaurant entrepreneur

Phillips Lytle: Buffalo HQ – www.phillipslytle.com

Printing Prep: Buffalo – www.printleader.us

 

Construction

C. Destro: Buffalo HQ

DEMCO: Buffalo HQ – www.demcoinc.com

DiPizio Construction: Cheektowaga HQ – www.dipizio.com

Darling: West Seneca HQ – www.darlingpaint.com

Highland Masonry: West Seneca HQ – www.highlandmasonry.net

IPL: Buffalo HQ – www.iplcorp.com

Mollenberg-Betz – Buffalo HQ www.mollenbergbetz.com

Pinto: Buffalo HQ – www.pintocs.com

Zoladz Construction: Alden HQ – www.zoladz.com

 

Architecture & Engineering

Charles Gordon Architects: Buffalo HQ – www.charlesgordonarchitecture.com

Dean Gowen, L.A.: Buffalo HQ

Foit-Albert Associates: Buffalo HQ – www.foit-albert.com

JMD Environmental Inc.: Grand Island HQ

Joy Kuebler, L.A.: Buffalo HQ – www.jklastudio.com

Preservation Studios: Buffalo HQ – www.preservationstudios.com

Robert Coles: Buffalo HQ

SJB Services Inc.: Buffalo HQ – www.sjbegs.com

Watts Engineers & Architects: Buffalo HQ – www.watts-ae.com

The Queen City Ferry Company: Buffalo HQ – www.queencityferry.com

The Spirit of Buffalo: Buffalo HQ – www.spiritofbuffalo.com

The University at Buffalo: Buffalo HQ – www.buffalo.edu

 

Grants

The Buffalo Lighthouse Association: Buffalo HQ

The Davidson Restaurant Group: Buffalo HQ – www.davidsonrestaurantgroup.com

 

Interns

Canisius College: Buffalo HQ – www.canisius.edu

The University at Buffalo: Buffalo HQ      – www.buffalo.edu

 

Research

ECHDC has interviewed roughly 200 local restaurateurs, vendors and small businesses that have expressed an interest in the Canalside project, and wewill be reaching out to 5000 local community members for input into Canalside’s public spaces.