2018 ERIE Conference set for July 25 at Penn State Behrend


ERIE — The Economic Research Institute of Erie (ERIE) will hold its 15th annual conference from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Jack Burke Research and Economic Center at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College.

This year’s event, “Revitalizing Erie’s Economy: Taking Stock of Local Initiatives to Date,” will address the status of revitalization efforts, the initiatives that hold the greatest promise of prosperity, other avenues that can be explored and big challenges that remain, as well as trying to answer what the economy may look like in the future.

Among the speakers are: Erie Mayor Joe Schember, Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper, State Senator Dan Laughlin (49th District), Kathy Wrosdick, director of Planning, City of Erie (Erie Refocused), Laith Wardi, president of Executive Pulse and member of the Emerge 2040 Steering Committee; John Persinger, CEO of the Erie Downtown Development Corporation, as well as keynote speaker Alison Goebel, Ph.D., executive director of the Greater Ohio Policy Center and co-author of Revitalizing America’s Smaller Legacy Cities: Strategies for Postindustrial Succes from Gary to Lowell. Several speakers from Penn State Behrend also will present.

To register and pricing information, please click here for the conference website or call 814/898-6716.