Choose Erie

Choose Erie serves as the single point of contact for businesses considering locating or expanding in Erie County. Our team of economic development professionals includes public lending authorities, non-profit economic development organizations, multi-county economic development organizations, private businesses, municipalities, the County of Erie, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. All of these organizations work together to present business owners and entrepreneurs the advantages of Erie County.

Erie County’s unique assets set us apart in the region and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our goal is to help companies interested in locating to Erie County by providing access to data, resources, financing, as well as making connections to the right people.

Erie Means Business

The Choose Erie team offers a single point of contact when your leadership team decides to explore establishing or growing its business in Erie County.  We serve as your liaison to Erie’s business and civic leaders and state and local economic development representatives, who will help support your business's real estate, financing, and workforce needs.


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With convenient access to highway, rail, water, and air, Erie is positioned almost equidistant from Buffalo, NY; Cleveland, OH; and Pittsburgh, PA, and is within an 8-hour drive of six U.S. East Coast seaports. Our relatively low cost of living, coupled with a highly skilled available workforce and four major universities, make Erie an ideal location to settle and stay.


Why Erie?

Erie County is the best-kept secret in Pennsylvania and the region. Erie is an ideal hometown for your business, your employees, families, state of mind and your future. There are so many reasons people FROM Erie LOVE Erie. 


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