Quick Facts

  • Nearly $750 Million in ongoing private, public, and philanthropic investment
  • 23,000 university students
  • 1,000,000+ square feet of commercial and residential property ready for redevelopment
  • 176 acres of bayfront property prime for development
  • Secure Smart City Pilot in all eight Opportunity Zones
  • Only one of two 1,000 foot dry docks and the largest crane on the entire Great Lakes

Erie is on the cusp of greater things.  To be sure, problems remain to be worked on, but something is happening here.  There is a turn-the-corner feel in the air.  A coming together. 

Dean Barber
Barber Business Advisers

"The Erie Center for Arts and Technology project will transform a historic and prominent blighted property on the east side of Erie and put it into productive reuse as a community hub for healthcare, job training, creative enterprises and the arts.  The project is not only an investment in place, but it is an investment in the people of Erie – and has the potential to give hope to residents of the east side of Erie."

Flagship Opportunity Zone Advisory Committee

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