Current Projects of the EACOG

Multi-Municipal Erie Area Trail Network Project

  • Hosted “Trail Summit” on March 23, 2016 in partnership with Emerge 2040, over 40 trail advocates and municipal officials attended
  • Currently seeking  grant opportunities for creation of a cohesive identity and branding for a “Network of Erie Area Trails”
  • Welcoming municipal officials to serve on the steering committee

Economic Development Research Project

This project is a partnership between Emerge 2040 and the EACOG with funding from ECGRA and the Erie County Redevelopment Authority. With the help of a Student Research Assistant from Penn State Behrend's ERIE Institute municipal officials from all 38 Erie County municipalities will be interviewed in order to create a repository of information on economic development tools and programs available throughout Erie County.  This information will be share with the Economic Development agency personnel in order to assist them in promoting municipal incentives and available properties to developers seeking to locate in the area.