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Dungarvan is twinned with Erie, Pennsylvania, USA. Economic, education, social and cultural ties are being strengthened between the two jurisdictions.
As one of Pennsylvania’s largest cities and the Commonwealth’s only Great Lakes port, Erie offers the opportunity for you business to grow and expand. A skilled work force, generous tax incentives and great location make Erie the best choice for companies interested in growth opportunities. Erie is strategically located within 500 miles of half the nation’s population. Whether it’s by rail, road, air or water, our location allows you to connect easily with customers and suppliers.
Manufacturing is alive and well in Erie. 23% of all jobs are still in the manufacturing sector; close to double the national average.
The five colleges and universities located in the region help provide a talented pool of future employees to just about every business sector.
INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The Erie Technology Incubator in the heart of downtown will provide opportunities for tech companies to really thrive.
QUALITY OF LIFE & TOURISM
Affordable housing, short commutes and miles of beautiful beaches make Erie a great place to live and raise a family. The Double A baseball team, the Erie Seawolves, and the Ontario Hockey League team, the Otters, both call downtown home. Erie boasts a growing cultural district with many museums. You can take in the ballet or a performance by the symphony orchestra at the historic Warner Theater. The Erie Playhouse also provides a wide variety of well-known performances year round. If you like the outdoors, enjoy a day of charter fishing on Lake Erie, a bicycle ride along miles of waterfront or perhaps a day relaxing on one of our many sandy beaches.
FACTS ABOUT ERIE
Erie County Shipment & Sales
Distance to Major Cities
RECENT ECONOMIC NEWS FROM ERIE
• Lake Erie Biofuels, a $40 million manufacturing plant built on Lake Erie. Lake Erie Biofuels is expected to annually pump out 45 million gallons of biodiesel, an alternative fuel made from renewable resources such as soybean oil. Lake Erie Biofuels is the first large-scale biodiesel plant in Pennsylvania.
• Presque Isle Downs & Casino, a $250 million complex opened in 2007 employing more than 750 people.
• The Bayfront Convention Center, a $44 million project contains a 28,800-square-foot Great Hall, A Grand Ballroom with seating for 1,000 guests and several meeting rooms. An eight-story Sheraton Hotel is a attached via a skywalk bridge spanning the entrance to the marina.
Further information on Erie, Pennsylvania can be found at the following web pages.
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