Recent News

Cultural plan aims to honor Erie County’s history

January 30, 2017

County and Preservation Erie officials say a cultural heritage plan under development will identify goals, policies and strategies for preserving, maintaining and enjoying cultural and historic resources throughout the region.

Erie County joins the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo)

January 19, 2016

Erie County Council voted unanimously to support Erie Country Executive Kathy Dahlkemper’s initiative to join the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo), the non-profit organization based in Northeast Ohio leading the effort to develop the offshore wind industry in Lake Erie….

Erie County part of 17-county coalition awarded nearly $3 million for apprenticeship program

January 19, 2016

The Erie Regional Manufacturer Partnership (ERMP) was formed in 2014 by a group of 20 local manufacturers to develop and implement a plan that will result in the ability to identify, qualify, and recruit individuals for employment and training to…

Destination Erie: A Regional Vision completed, Emerge 2040 launched to guide implementation

January 19, 2016

After three years of work by over 3,000 Erie County residents, the Destination Erie plan was released on March 26, 2015. The final plan includes several dozen recommendations to build on Erie County’s assets to create a more prosperous and…

Lake Erie Marine Sanctuary Application Accepted by NOAA

January 13, 2016

In 2015, Erie County submitted a formal request to NOAA to start the process to designate the Lake Erie waters off Erie County for status as a national marine sanctuary.  In early 2016 NOAA moved the Lake Erie application on…