Innovation District Taking Shape in Downtown Erie

The city of Erie, Pennsylvania, lead by a $4 million grant to Mercyhurst University, is in the process of implementing the Downtown Innovation District.
September 11, 2017, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"You can’t visit the Downtown Erie Innovation District — yet," writes the Editorial Board for "But the bold, ambitious movement to transform Erie’s downtown and economy now has a face."

"The Downtown Erie Innovation District on Friday announced the hiring of a CEO, one of the first tasks called for in the project’s three-phase development plan," adds the editorial.

That would be Karl H. Sanchack, a Philadelphia native, who "will lead the effort to pair local brainpower with anchor industries and make Erie a hub for innovation centered on data science and cybersecurity."

The Editorial Board adds a positive assessment of the decision before providing more details on the actions toward implementing an innovation district so far. 

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Published on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in GoErie
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