CREC Project News and Updates

CREC Meets with Destination Erie Action Teams

November 5, 2014

Ken Poole and Ron Kelly met with Action Teams tasked with implementing prioritized economy and workforce strategies under the Destination Erie initiative, a HUD Sustainable Communities project encompassing a five county region of Erie, PA.  They met with regional representatives tasked with: (1) Year-Round Tourism Development, (2) Industry-Driven Education and Training, (3) Multimodal Transportation Development, (4) Entrepreneurship, and (5) Natural Gas.  As the Destination Erie planning project comes to a close, these Action Teams will be responsible for moving these initiatives forward.  Conversations included discussion of leadership, governance, resources, implementation priorities, and success measures.

The Destination Erie Consortium has been created and is a partnership of local governments, regional planning agencies, and nonprofit/private sector organizations all committed to planning for a more prosperous and sustainable future for the Erie Region through the development and IMPLEMENTATION of a Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD

In December 2011, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Regional Administrator Jane C. W. Vincent announced the County of Erie as one of the recipients of the 2011 Sustainable Communities Grants, totaling over $97 million.