Recent News


Emerge 2040 Executive Director

February 2, 2017

Position Description: Emerge 2040, an LLC created in 2015 and designated to promote, support and evaluate the implementation of the Erie regional master plan, is seeking an Executive Director. Emerge 2040 strategically convenes stakeholders, supports collaborations, catalyzes new initiatives, builds […]

December 2016 update

December 14, 2016

Emerge 2040’s December Newsletter brings you news about several developments that promise to transform Erie’s downtown, as well as a reflection on the Erie Together forum and an update on the new Erie County Cultural Heritage Plan.

October 2016 update

October 18, 2016

Emerge 2040’s October Newsletter brings you news about a project to bring more green energy to the Erie region, as well as updates on an economic development initiative and a manufacturing coalition.

September 2016 update

September 13, 2016

Emerge 2040’s September 2016 newsletter highlights strides being taken to create the vibrant region envisioned by the community in the Destination Erie plan. See what’s happening with the Community Revitalization Academy,  the Erie Area Network of Trails, broadband Internet access, […]

Community Meeting Celebrates Year of Progress

June 11, 2016

On May 9, 2016 the Erie community gathered to celebrate progress made over the last year on achieving the goals set forth in the Emerge 2040 plan. Over 250 people from across Erie County gathered at the Ambassador Center for the […]

Emerge 2040 Community Meeting

April 4, 2016

You’re Invited! Erie County organizations have made significant progress over the last year toward our community’s goal of creating a thriving, educated, green, livable, and connected region. Join Emerge 2040 on May 9th to celebrate a year of the community’s […]

Emerge 2040 Progress Update – January 2016

February 5, 2016

Emerge 2040 Progress Update January 2016    Participants at the March 26, 2015 release of the Destination Erie plan 2015 was a milestone year for Erie County. In the spring, our community completed Destination Erie, the region’s ambitious 25-year plan […]

How Emerge 2040 is sparking changes in Erie: Anna Frantz –

August 9, 2015

Earlier this year, the Erie region completed three years of work resulting in a remarkable achievement, the creation of Destination Erie: A Regional Vision. Thousands of residents participated in our first fully comprehensive, community-driven plan to guide the region toward […]

Erie region can respond to climate change: Amy Jo Zola – – April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015

Among the actions identified by the Destination Erie process is climate change action planning. Just because we are not threatened by rising sea levels does not mean we are immune to climate-related changes. We are already seeing the changes predicted […]

Regional Economic and Workforce Strategy Released

April 13, 2015

The Destination Erie Regional Economic and Workforce Strategy is now available for review here. This document provides the basis for many of the recommendations in Destination Erie: A Regional Vision related to economic and workforce development. It identifies opportunities to create […]