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 port access for shipping and receiving through Lake Erie’s port and you can tap into Erie for our plentiful water resources.
Our Economic Development Division is focused on connecting businesses to each other, to the economic development resources available throughout the region, and to new or strategic opportunities generated by the ERCGP network.
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. We facilitate the region’s Lead Economic Development team, the Erie Business Action team, and Project Jobs.