If you're looking for signs of growth and progress in Erie, it helps to have the right tour guide. Katrina Vincent is a young economic development professional with a powerhouse resume and a deep knowledge of the local business landscape. She's working hard to help companies stay in the region, create jobs, and flourish financially.
Inspired by the 1940 York Plan, an initiative that boosted manufacturing during World War II, the York Plan 2.0 is a rethinking of the city's economy around robotics and a 240,000-square-foot innovation district.
Steve McKnight is part of a new generation of young professionals bringing fresh energy to the world of economic and community development. In this first installment of a new series, we follow him as he bikes around Blair County, forging connections and spreading the word about the region he loves.
Filmmaker Zeke Zelker's innovative new project 'Billboard' tells its story via both a full-length feature — starring indie darling Heather Matarazzo and 'Dark Knight' star Eric Roberts — and a web series. One of the main characters is the Lehigh Valley setting, brought to life via a slate of iconic Pennsylvania products.
The organization's goal is to lead the region to a better economic future by growing early-stage companies, helping manufacturers achieve industry leadership, and promoting a favorable business environment.
When downsizing threatened the Letterkenny Army Depot, an essential institution in Franklin County, the community rallied. Determined not to lose a major employer without a fight, local economic development and county government officials sprang into action, making moves that are still paying dividends 20 years later.