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Up For the Job

Erie County, PA
Program Year: 2019

Faced with devastating layoffs at the county’s largest employer, officials from Erie County chose an innovative approach to taking control of the region’s economic future: They brought together community stakeholders and economic development agencies to market Erie County and its skilled workforce to the outside world, showcasing both the community overall and the recently displaced manufacturing workers who had both the talent and the drive to build anything for any company. In the process of developing a marketing plan and online portal for business attraction, the Up For the Job team also ushered in unexpected developments – including other economic development projects that are enhancing a broader restructuring of the county’s economic development ecosystem.

Ms. Kristin Bowers
Public Information Officer