The Erie County Economic Development Corporation (ECEDC) is a 501 (C)(3) private non-profit established in 1987 by forward thinking Erie County citizens to act as the lead economic development organization for Erie County, Ohio.
Our responsibilities include providing assistance to business & industry, realtors, builders and local communities in an effort to maintain and improve the economic base in Erie County.
Existing Industry – Retain and expand the existing business base in Erie County
Local Image & Advocacy – Establish and reinforce Erie County’s image as business friendly and a pro-growth location
Business Attraction – Conduct a business attraction campaign targeted at growth companies in growing industries that have a market reason for Erie County location
Quality of Place – Coordinate efforts with resource providers to ensure that Erie County companies are receiving the best assistance available
Entrepreneurship – Grow the entrepreneurial ecosystem and foster a more robust culture of entrepreneurial excellence
In the last five years, ECEDC has supported business expansion and attraction projects that have led to:
The mission of ECEDC is to facilitate both the creation and retention of jobs within Erie County and increase economic opportunities for individuals and businesses through comprehensive economic development programs.
Erie County will be an engine of economic growth through a collaborative, regional approach, focused on growing the business presence in specific, targeted industries; while ensuring a high quality of life that preserves and respects the region’s history and natural resources and provides exceptional opportunities for residents of all backgrounds to live and work in our community.