Ron Kelly & Ken Poole Travel to Erie, PA for Destination Erie ProjectJuly 23, 2012
As part of the initial efforts for Destination Erie: A Regional Plan for Sustainable Development, Ken Poole and Ron Kelly conducted series of meetings with regional economic development stakeholders and business leaders in Erie and Warren County, Pennsylvania and Chautauqua County, New York July 17 to 19. During these meetings, Ken and Ron shared CREC’s initial findings about the region’s location assets and facilitated discussions on issues and challenges related to economic development in each of the counties. Funded by HUD grant, the Destination Erie project is designed to create a comprehensive regional development plan for the five-county region (Erie County, PA; Warren County, PA; Crawford County, PA; Ashtabula County, OH; and Chautauqua County, NY) that addresses issues related to economic development, environmental issues, infrastructure, and public health. CREC’s role is in primarily related to the economic development aspects of the plan.