Economy & Workforce Work Groups

Chair: Jake Rouch
Vice President Economic Development Division 
Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership

Vice Chair: Dan Harmon
President Great Lakes Building & Construction Trades


Facilitating Consultants:
Center for Regional
Economic Competitiveness/CREC

Ken Poole
Ron Kelley
Economic Research Institute of Erie
Dr. James Kurre

The Economy and Workforce Work Group will address employment and workforce, economic growth and projections, tourism, major industries and opportunities, and linkages to education, transportation, and housing.

Current Participation List:

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Carpenters local #81

Chautauqua County IDA

Chautauqua Works

City of Erie

City of Erie Redevelopment Authority

Corry Area Industrial Development Authority

County of Erie

Custom Engineering

Erie CareerLink

Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority

Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership

Erie Technology Incubator

Finish Thompson

Gannon University

GE Transportation

Governor's Action Team

Great Lakes Building  & Construction Trades

IBEW local #56

Industrial Sales & Manufacturing

Ironworkers local #3

Knox Law Firm

McManis & Monsalve Associates

Mechanical Contractors Assosiation

National Fuel


Northwest Industrial Resource Center

NW PA Regional Planning & Development Commission

Penn State-Behrend

Regional Center for Workforce Excellence

Scott Enterprises

Stonebank Management LLC

Technology Council of NW Pa


Economic & Workforce Development Resource Documents

Destination Erie: A Regional Vision Docs.

Community Studies