Erie Canal Economic Revitalization Program Planned


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buffalo canal eventThe legacy of industry, the can-do spirit that fueled construction of the canal system, and the nationally-recognized architecture in the Canalway Corridor are unique elements of the region’s heritage.

Ideas about how to tap them to fuel investment in the 21st century innovation economy in your community will be presented at Where Canal Meets Commercial Corridor: Unlocking Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Your Downtown, a day-long presentation sponsored by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor in Buffalo on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

The event will explore how the corridor’s industrial heritage and the new industrial revolution energized by the “Maker Movement” can be a winning combination for economic revitalization of the region. “Makerspaces” with 21st century manufacturing equipment, education, and a spirit of cooperation and community can provide unprecedented access to the tools of innovation.

The session will bring together experts, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and developers who are celebrating our industrial heritage.

More information can be found online, including registration and schedule details.

Contact Hannah Blake with questions at Hannah_Blake@nps.gov or (518) 237-7000, ext. 202.

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