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Wednesday, December 02, 2015


DevelopErie PA serves as the lead economic development agency for the greater Erie region. The corporation creates partnerships to provide the programs, products, and services that Eries regional companies need to be succesful. DevelopErie facilitates the right transactions and forges the right partnerships to create transformation by being active in the areas of Financing & Grants, Real Estate, Brownfield and Business Development.

From May 2012, psps consultants is DevelopErie's authorized trade & investment representative for Europe.

The Erie Inland Port Initiative

The Erie Inland Port Initiative is a comprehensive effort to utilize the region's transportation assets to grow the region's economy. It incorporates a target market of twelve counties in three states spanning approximately 120 miles. This includes eight counties in Northwest Pennsylvania, three counties in Northeast Ohio and Chautauqua County, New York.

The Biomass Initiative is part of the  Erie Inland Port Initiative. DevelopErie promotes the export of biomass because the Erie region's timber and agricultural resources, together with the port and rail infrastructure, presents an opportunity to develop a new, robust, biomass manufacturing and export industry. The focus is to transport to North and West Europe.

The shale gas industry in Pennsylvania

Additionally, with the recent developments on the shale gas industry in the US, DevelopErie also actively engages in promoting this new industry as Pennsylvania, and Erie, are located on one of the largest shale gas fields worldwide. Please find more information on the shale gas industry by going to the page 'Shale gas opportunities in Erie'.