11th ERIE Economic Conference
Investing in Kids: Can Early Childhood Education Be an Economic Development Strategy?
Monday, July 29, Black Conference Center, Burke REDC Bldg, Penn State Erie
Should we be laying the foundation for our kids’ futures by the time they’re 3 and 4 years of age? And if that IS good for the kids, does it make sense from a community’s point of view to invest in early childhood education as an economic development strategy? ERIE is focusing on this crucial issue for its annual conference for community leaders and interested citizens. This is an issue that affects your kids and your business—and Erie’s future—in a crucial way.
-Click here to download all slides and other conference material. (5.2 MB)
-Click here to download related Early Childhood Education material. (4.5 MB)
-Click here to download individual presentations.
Sponsored by the Erie Community Foundation and United Way of Erie County.
The Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Erie County
by the Lake Erie Region Conservancy; Feb. 2013
Download the report here!
Dr. Kurre's Eggs 'n' Issues talk at the Manufacturer and Business Association
December 12, 2012
This talk includes data on local conditions, the latest ELI information, and info on the fiscal cliff.
Download the presentation here!
Dr. Kurre's talk at the Erie Rotary
August 22, 2012
Download the presentation here!
Make sure to check out the Starting Salaries by Major 2011-2012, NAICS codes, and SOC codes as well!
ERIE Guide to the Erie Economy, 3rd Edition
Check out ERIE Guide to the Erie Economy, 3rd Edition for more facts and information about Erie County! You'll find interesting information about Erie and how the region compares to the nation in terms of employment, income, education, crime, and much more! The guide also includes special studies completed by ERIE researchers. Let us know what you think!
Import Substitution Study released
A study commissioned by the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County, “Building Erie by Buying Erie” was released on 3/8/2012. It details a way to identify industries that might grow or be added to Erie’s industry mix to help keep local dollars local. These might be profitable opportunities for local entrepreneurs! A full copy of the report can be accessed using the link above. Thanks to the EDCEC for funding this research!
By Dr. James A. Kurre
The Erie Chamber generously invited Dr. Kurre to do an editorial on any topic of his choosing for their ERIEMagazine. Turns out that did NOT include Cincinnati chili, so he wrote about how we can help kids make good decisions about majors and careers. (Okay, just kidding about that Cincy chili thing...) Here's the link; the article is the first thing in the issue. See what you think, and pass it on if you like it.
"Causes of Poverty at the U.S. Metro Level"
By ERIE Research Assistant Justin Brunot
October 31, 2011.
What causes poverty rates to be higher or lower across American metro areas? This study examines the impact of several factors, including age, education, race, single parenting, etc. Warning: you may find some of the results to be a bit surprising!
Powering Pennsylvania: GE Transportation's Impact on the Economy and Community-at-Large in Northwestern Pennsylvania 2010.
April 20, 2011.
GE Transportation Commissioned Tripp Umbach Study.
Erie and the Earned Income Tax Credit
January 25, 2011.
United Way Erie FREE Taxes Kickoff Event
PowerPoint slides from Dr. Kurre's presentation.
Kim Young Interviews Dr. Kurre for her
Weekend All Things Erie Show on WQLN Radio
January 1, 2011: "Economic Forecasting"
December 6, 2008: "Economics 101"
February 2, 2008: "Technology as an Economic Engine"
You can download the actual interview here.
ELI Music Video: "Will It Be Now or Later?"
by ERIE former GRA Jeremiah Riethmiller
Caution: Contents may be silly!
(This link will take you to YouTube for a 4:16 video.)
The Impact of Information Technology on Metro Manufacturing Productivity
Sponsored by Center for eBusiness and Advanced IT.
Posted January 2008.