11th ERIE Economic Conference
Investing in Kids: Can Early Childhood Education Be an Economic Development Strategy?
Monday, July 29, Black Conference Center, Burke REDC Bldg, Penn State Erie
Should we be laying the foundation for our kids’ futures by the time they’re 3 and 4 years of age? And if that IS good for the kids, does it make sense from a community’s point of view to invest in early childhood education as an economic development strategy? ERIE is focusing on this crucial issue for its annual conference for community leaders and interested citizens. This is an issue that affects your kids and your business—and Erie’s future—in a crucial way.
-Click here to download all slides and other conference material. (5.2 MB)
-Click here to download related Early Childhood Education material. (4.5 MB)
-Click here to download individual presentations.
Sponsored by the Erie Community Foundation and United Way of Erie County.
The Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Erie County
by the Lake Erie Region Conservancy; Feb. 2013
Download the report here!
ERIE Guide to the Erie Economy, 3rd Edition
Check out ERIE Guide to the Erie Economy, 3rd Edition for more facts and information about Erie County! You'll find interesting information about Erie and how the region compares to the nation in terms of employment, income, education, crime, and much more! The guide also includes special studies completed by ERIE researchers.
Import Substitution Study released
A study commissioned by the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County, “Building Erie by Buying Erie” was released on 3/8/2012. It details a way to identify industries that might grow or be added to Erie’s industry mix to help keep local dollars local. These might be profitable opportunities for local entrepreneurs! A full copy of the report can be accessed using the link above. Thanks to the EDCEC for funding this research!
By Dr. James A. Kurre
The Erie Chamber generously invited Dr. Kurre to do an editorial on any topic of his choosing for their ERIEMagazine. Turns out that did NOT include Cincinnati chili, so he wrote about how we can help kids make good decisions about majors and careers. (Okay, just kidding about that Cincy chili thing...) Here's the link; the article is the first thing in the issue. See what you think, and pass it on if you like it.
Powering Pennsylvania: GE Transportation's Impact on the Economy and Community-at-Large in Northwestern Pennsylvania 2010.
April 20, 2011.
GE Transportation Commissioned Tripp Umbach Study.
ELI Music Video: "Will It Be Now or Later?"
by ERIE former GRA Jeremiah Riethmiller
Caution: Contents may be silly!
(This link will take you to YouTube for a 4:16 video.)