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Fort Erie Economic Development & Tourism Services

1 Municipal Centre Drive
Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 2S6
Phone: (905) 871-1332
Toll Free: 1-888-270-9151
Fax: (905) 871-1077
General Inquiries Email

Fort Erie: Open for Business!

Fort Erie, the Gateway to Ontario is open for business!

Fort Erie offers a business-friendly atmosphere where commercial/retail and manufacturing firms can grow into the future.

Fort Erie's location is its greatest strategic advantage - 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.

Already home to several world-class companies, Fort Erie is a thriving community located at the mouth of the Niagara River, directly across from Buffalo, N.Y. Fort Erie offers excellent transportation routes and unbeatable proximity to major Canadian and US markets.

The Peace Bridge allows easy access to Buffalo and the eastern United States - approximately 20 per cent of all the commodities traded between Canada and the U.S. pass through Fort Erie via the Peace Bridge. In addition to being a transportation link, the Peace Bridge is also a main conduit for the fibre optic infrastructure that joins the two countries.

Whether it's rail, water, air or land transportation that your business requires, Fort Erie is close to it all.

Look no further than Fort Erie for;

• Location (Gateway to Niagara & Eastern U.S.);
• Skilled and educated workforce;
• Competitive development costs;
• Low operating costs;
• Modern infrastructure; and,
• Selection of properties.

With a Municipal Council and professional staff focused on positive economic growth and development, the town of Fort Erie, and the businesses that call it home, are poised to continue to prosper into the future.

Fort Erie is OPEN for business!


“As head of a border community’s economic development function, the FE:EDTS understands the complexities and challenges of an international border and has been instrumental in advocating for border improvements, not only for the local economy but also provincially.   The FE:EDTS recognizes the integrated nature of the Canadian and U.S. economies and the importance of the free flow of trade and travelers”.

Mr. Ron Reinas
General Manager
Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority


“The Fort Erie Economic Development Services has been instrumental, not only in development and implementing the strategy to secure the future re-development of the [Niagara Parks Commission marina] site, but also in supporting my organization’s efforts to navigate the development and political landscape in Fort Erie (and Niagara) to allow us to move forward with efforts on the project and ultimately turn the facility into a major tourism and lifestyle attraction”.

Mr. Robert C. O’Dell
Managing Director
Warren Woods


“The landscape of business, the economy and the world in general are rapidly changing.  I am comforted and grateful to know that it is our Town that has a strong, visionary leadership through the Fort Erie EDTS, that will continue to navigate through storms and bring us to an enlightened and economically strong environment”.

Ms. Marina Butler
Employment Professionals Canada


“I would like to recognize the efforts of the Fort Erie Town Council and Fort Erie Economic Development & Tourism Services for their vision and commitment to building a pro-active healthcare partnership for the residents of Fort Erie.  The team at the EDTS were instrumental in bringing all the stakeholders together for the benefit of the community”.

Dr. Artaj Singh
President & Medical Director
Primary Care Niagara