Erie County is the world’s best-kept secret. 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.
A geographic and historic gem located in the Northwest corner of Pennsylvania, Erie County is experiencing unprecedented collaboration, anchor investment, civic resurgence, and convergence of stakeholders investing in success. Boasting a highly-trained, generational workforce, unbeatable quality of life, and collaborative business environment—if you haven’t thought of Erie County for your future business growth or expansion before, prepare to be impressed.
Rust Belt roots anchor a strong manufacturing sector, while Erie’s largest employer Erie Insurance, a FORTUNE® 500 company, is helping to drive its future by further investing in the City of Erie’s renaissance. Nearly $750 million in private and public investment is fueling a community renewal, while the local economy is growing thanks to a thriving mix of industry segments, including manufacturing, health care, financial services/insurance, agriculture, education, innovation, and entrepreneurship. With a reinvigorated spirit and inter-organizational partnerships — Erie’s star is on the rise and exciting home for new and growing businesses.
Looking for a new location to expand your business can be time consuming and inefficient. Choose Erie was created to help make the process of evaluating Erie as a potential location of choice as seamless and painless as possible. 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.
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 and 5.4 million people. Our relatively low cost of living, coupled with a highly skilled available workforce and four major universities — as well as a medical school, dental school and pharmacy school — make Erie an ideal location to settle and stay.