Tag: Erie

Erie, PA The federal Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program spurs economic development and job creation in low-income communities by offering tax incentives for investment into designated distressed census tracts. In 2018, Pennsylvania nominated 300 census tracts for QOZ designation based on their distressed economic status, recommendations from local partners, and the likelihood of private-sector investment […]
Erie, PA – Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Deputy Secretary of Community Affairs Rick Vilello joined local leaders and stakeholders on a tour of state-supported community revitalization projects in Erie. “Erie has become a model of community revitalization for the state,” said Deputy Secretary Vilello. “The Wolf Administration has prioritized economic development […]
Plastek Group, Erie Plastek Group is a world-class manufacturer of plastics packaging for the personal care, home care, food and beverage, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries. Headquartered in Erie, Pa., Plastek also has facilities in North Carolina, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and Mexico offering industrial design, product and packaging development, mold design and injection, assembly, and […]
On the heels of a historic investment announcement in Erie, I am once again amazed at the innovation, imagination, and legendary can-do spirit found in this city. With more than $32 million in new state funding for projects on the Erie Bayfront and throughout the city, we are proud to collaborate with other state agencies, […]
Erie, PA – Today, on behalf of Governor Tom Wolf, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie Richards announced more than 20 new state investments in projects on the Erie Bayfront and throughout the city to support ongoing revitalization efforts and spur further economic development. […]
Harrisburg, PA – Today, emphasizing Governor Tom Wolf’s strong support for private-sector technology and innovation as key components of creating jobs that pay, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin visited two growing companies in Erie: Epic Web Studios and Acoustic Sheep. “Erie is a rising city of great ideas,” said Secretary […]
Erie, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today was joined by UPMC leadership to announce that Pittsburgh-based UPMC and UPMC Health Plan will continue to invest in Erie by opening a new business operations center this fall that will initially create nearly 200 new full-time jobs, with expectations for future expansion. “Today I am pleased to […]
In March, my colleague Kim Thomas wrote about Erie’s remarkable revitalization efforts and its long-term vision. And seemingly every day, we hear great news coming out of Erie — thanks to its passionate, loyal residents and advocates. It is beyond inspiring to see a community rally so readily in response to negative press and widespread […]
Three hundred miles northwest of Pennsylvania’s state capital, nestled between Ohio, New York, and Lake Erie — and merely hours from some of the largest metropolitan cities in the country — sits Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city: Erie. Right from the start, Erie defies the expectations of a Pennsylvania city. It’s where you’ll find Pennsylvania’s only “seashore” […]
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