Grow Your Business

 

Foster economic opportunities in the Erie region.

 

Once a community known mainly for manufacturing, Erie has expanded into a region encompassing a variety of industries. Erie’s manufacturing sector remains prominent while health care, higher education, and tourism have emerged as equally dominant economic drivers.  We have Foreign Trade Zones and provide businesses access to shipping and receiving through Lake Erie’s port and you can tap into Erie for our plentiful water resources. 

Our focus is on direct business assistance, business-to-business connections, forecasting job demand to influence education and training, attracting new businesses to the region, and maximizing our deep supply chain for new competitive advantage. We are the one stop shop for business expansion and relocation.

 

Erie Homecoming 2021: Back to the Future

Great Scott! It’s time to go back to the future! While the ongoing pandemic may have us all feeling stuck in a never-ending time loop, economic development and investment have persevered since 2019. Join us on October 4th and 5th for Erie Homecoming 2021: Back to the Future for a jam-packed two days.

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Meet The Candidates Blog Series

Meet the Candidates is an annual education series to connect the business community to citizens seeking public office in Erie County. Candidates were invited to complete a brief questionnaire; answers appear as provided by the candidate. The views expressed below are not those of the Erie Regional Chamber. We invite you to get to know the candidates and mark your calendars to vote in Pennsylvania's Primary Election on Tuesday, May 18th.

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Ready to Host an Event?

Over the last several weeks, the Erie Regional Chamber began hosting small-scale networking and signature events so that businesses may continue connecting, collaborating, and learning from each other during these difficult times. When your organization is ready, here are ten tips to consider for your first post-pandemic event.

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latest news

FIRE Accelerator Program Now Accepting Applications
July 1, 2021
The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership launched its rebranded FIRE Accelerator program, the cornerstone of its expanded entrepreneurship and...
Erie Regional Chamber Participates in Annual Chamber Day
June 18, 2021
With businesses across the Commonwealth continuing to struggle as the economy re-opens, more than 35 local chambers from across the state joined with ...
Your Big Idea Could Be Worth Big Bucks
June 7, 2021
Ben Franklin Technology Partners, an award-winning, tech-based economic development program, is offering emerging entrepreneurs and small manufacturer...