Prepare & Plan
After the preparation was complete, 35 concrete, transformational projects were identified. In combination, these investments and strategies have the potential to transform Erie County.
Cross-Cutting Investment Strategies (County and region wide)
Major new investments in infrastructure improve competitiveness, ensure sustainability, and enhance quality of life.
Investments in new economic clusters — plastics recycling, advanced manufacturing, blue economy — bring high-paying jobs and improves Erie’s long-term economic competitiveness.
Smart investments in Black - and minority - focused entrepreneurship ensure that the benefits of new growth are shared equitably.
Place-Based Investment Strategies (Greater Core)
Build on the recent downtown development momentum by investing in new residential and recreational uses, as well as streetscaping improvements.
Help Erie’s waterfront reach its full potential by investing in new, inclusive recreational uses and residential developments.
12th Street Corridor
Reclaim old industrial properties to create high-quality space for growing industries and new clusters.
Invest in housing stock, homeownership, and BIPOC-owned construction to advance equity.