Erie Welcomes Doug Massey as new Director of Economic Development



For Immediate Release
April 26, 2024

Media Contact: Chris Carroll
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Erie County Welcomes Doug Massey as new Director of Economic Development


Erie, PA – Erie County is pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Massey as the new Director of Economic Development, succeeding former Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott, who has transitioned to the role of Director of Administration.

Doug Massey brings with him a wealth of experience in economic development and leadership, with over 20 years of dedicated service to Erie County. A proud alumnus of Edinboro University, Doug has held key roles in advancing the economic landscape of the region. He notably served as the Business Action Team Director for the Erie Regional Chamber, where he spearheaded initiatives to support local businesses and foster economic growth.

In addition to his role at the Chamber, Doug served as the Northwest PA Director of the Governor’s Action Team for the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). His work in coordinating workforce development initiatives for the Erie County Community College further underscores his commitment to building a skilled workforce and driving economic prosperity.

“Doug Massey’s appointment as the Director of Economic Development marks an exciting chapter for Erie County,” stated County Executive Brenton Davis. “His extensive experience, coupled with his dedication to our community’s growth, makes him a valuable asset in our efforts to promote economic development and enhance the quality of life in Erie County.”

Throughout his career, Doug Massey has earned a reputation as a respected and dedicated professional, known for his collaborative approach and innovative strategies. He is actively involved in several local non-profit boards and volunteers, demonstrating his commitment to making the Erie region a vibrant place to live, work, and play.

“I am honored to join Erie County’s Economic Development team and look forward to working closely with stakeholders, businesses, and community partners to foster economic growth and prosperity,” said Doug Massey. “Together, we will continue to build upon Erie County’s strengths and create opportunities that benefit all residents.”