Major Business Park Development to Boost Growth



June 19, 2024 @ 11am

Media Contact: Chris Carroll
Phone: 814-860-0794




County Executive Brenton Davis, Erie County Redevelopment to Boost Economic Growth


ERIE, PA – Erie County Executive Brenton Davis and the Erie County Redevelopment Authority are excited to announce a major new project: the development of a modern business park in McKean Township designed to meet the needs of manufacturing and logistics businesses. Strategically located at the intersection of Interstate 90 and Sterrettania Road, this investment is set to transform the economic landscape of Erie County.

Both the Competitive Realities Report from 2019 and Governor Shapiro’s Economic Strategy have identified the need for more ready-to-build sites, particularly large-scale sites to be competitive with business attraction and expansion projects. This project will create a state-ofthe-art business park that provides essential infrastructure and utilities to support business growth.

Erie County economic development efforts are in desperate need of pad ready sites to locate new or expand businesses, as the community hasn’t seen the development of an business park in over 25 years, This project is expected to be a significant catalyst for economic growth, by providing an ideal location to businesses we hope to bring to Erie County.

County Executive Brenton Davis has been the driving force behind this project. “This isn’t just about building a space; it’s about fostering economic vitality, creating jobs, and ensuring long-term sustainability for our community,” Davis said. “The business park will attract businesses, spark innovation, and contribute to Erie County’s overall prosperity.”

Tina Mengine, President of the Erie County Redevelopment Authority added, “Acquiring these 160 acres in this prime location will create more opportunities for Erie to be more attractive for business growth and ultimately creating jobs. The Leadership of the County Executive and support of county council is greatly appreciated.”

Erie County provided the $3.2 million needed to acquire the site, funded by the American Rescue Plan Act. This represents a significant strategic investment in the region’s future.

This business park marks a significant step forward for Erie County, promising to drive economic growth, create jobs, and enhance the region’s competitive edge.