The Joyce A. Savocchio Business Park, located in the Harbor Homes Hope Zone, and located in the 2nd poorest census tract in the City, is named after Erie's first and only woman mayor. Serving the Erie community for years as an educator, councilwoman, and Mayor, Joyce Savcocchio has acted affirmatively to advance minority representation in local government, boards, and authorities.
A former Super Fund site with approximately 11 acres of undeveloped land, including all utilities, this park is primed for true community development benefiting minorities and New Americans living in Erie's urban core.
All development initiatives will be overseen by Gary Horton, Founder of the Urban Economic Development Corporation, and Special Assistant for 10 years under Mayor Joyce Savocchio. In addition, under the umbrella of the Minority Community Investment Coalition (MCIC), James Sherrod and Shantell Hilliard, of the Martin Luther King
and Booker T. Washington Centers respectively will work to ensure equitable and inclusive growth opportunities through the development of the park.