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Erie is the quintessential example of an American legacy city harnessing the power of Opportunity Zones to share its vision of transformation with the nation. Many cities throughout the Heartland are at an inflection point as they navigate transitioning economies, shrinking populations, and reduced budgets. While working to reinvest in some of the nation’s poorest zip codes, Erie has made national headlines by taking an approach centered on collaboration, proactive outreach, and highlighting its emerging strengths in education, medicine, advanced manufacturing, tourism, and nascent Innovation District.

Join us Tuesday, August 27 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET as the Erie Downtown Development Corporation shares the strategy for the Flagship Opportunity Zone and describes how Opportunity Zones equity is being leveraged with additional capital to accelerate redevelopment; and get the latest announcements following their signature Erie Homecoming event.

Event Speakers

John Persinger


Erie Downtown Development Corporation

Event Moderators

Rachel Reilly

Economic Innovation Group

Catherine Lyons

Economic Innovation Group