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List of Economic Development Studies for the Erie and Northwest Pennsylvania Areas

Reverse Chronological List

Compiled by James A. Kurre, Ph.D., Economic Research Institute of Erie
Note: If you know of other studies that should be on this list, please contact Dr. Kurre at k12@psu.edu or (814) 898-6266.

Kurre, James A. and St. Andrews, Patrick J. What Determines Labor Productivity Differences for Manufacturing Industries Across U.S. Metro Areas? Presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Science Association, Arlington VA, April 2013. 35 pages.

The Economic Value of Protected Open Space In Erie County by the Lake Erie Region Conservancy. Issued Feb 2013.

Brunot, Justin A. and Kurre, James A. Manufacturing Productivity: How Much Does It Vary Across Metro Areas and Why? Presented at the 66th Annual Fall Conference of the Association for University Business and Economic Research, Honolulu HI, October 2012. 22 pages.

GE Transportation Commissioned Tripp Umbach Study. Powering Pennsylvania: GE Transportation's Impact on the Economy and Community-at-Large in Northwestern Pennsylvania 2010. April 2011. 20 pages.

PA Office of Child Development and Learning. Program Reach and Risk Assessment, State Fiscal Year 2009-2010. October 2010. 18 pages.

PA Office of Child Development and Learning. Annual Report, 2009-2010. October 2010. 140 pages.

Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, The Pennsylvania State University. The Economic Significance and Impact of Pennsylvania State Parks: An Assessment of Visitor Spending on the State and Regional Economy. May 2010. 22 pages.

ArtsErie and the Nonprofit Partnership. CultureSpark Master Plan: The Ten-Year Plan for Arts, Culture and Heritage in Erie County. May 2010. 88 pages.

Erie County Gaming Revenue Committee. Report of the Erie County Gaming Revenue Committee. November 2007. 66 pages.

Public Works LLC. Gaps Analysis Steering Committee Final Report. October 2007. 83 pages.

Ferati, Ferki. A Study on the Need for a Northwestern Pennsylvania Community and a Five Year Plan for Implmentation/Operation. Prepared for Erie County Executive Mark DiVecchio. October 1, 2007. 48 pages.

Kurre, James A. Reaction to Erie International Airport Extension Economic Analysis. September 2007. 10 pages.

Eclat Consulting, Inc. Erie International Airport Runway Extension Economic Analysis. July 2007. 24 pages.

Kurre, James A. The Impact of Information Technology on Metro Manufacturing Productivity. June 2007. 37 pages.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania. Hunger in America 2006 - - Erie Data. 2006. 6 pages.

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Presque Isle Downs Impact Report. 2006. 116 pages. Comprised of:

Urban System Inc./Innovation Group. Economic Impact Analysis. Erie Racetrack. Erie, Pennsylvania. December, 2001. 19 pages.

MTR Gaming Group, Inc. Presque Isle Downs Diversity Plan. August, 2005. 23 pages.

CONSAD Research Corporation. Projected Economic Impacts of Presque Isle Downs, Inc. Race Track and Slots Casino on the Northwestern Pennsylvania Region. March 6, 2006. 19 pages.

HRG Engineering and Related Services. Traffic Impact Study for Presque Isle Downs. December, 2002. 55 pages.

Kurre, James A.  Estimates of the Effect of a Potential 1% Sales Tax for an Erie County Regional Asset District.   May, 2006. 25 pages.

CONSAD Research Corporation. Projected Economic Impacts of Presque Isle Downs, Inc. Race Track and Slots Casino on the Northwestern Pennsylvania Region. March 6, 2006. 19 pages.

Resource Development & Management, Inc. City of Erie Early Intervention Program. December 2005. Comprised of:
    Executive Summary
    Steps I-II: Financial Condition Assessment and Trend Analysis
    Step III: Emergency Plan for 6-12 Months
    Steps IV-VI Department Reviews, Plan Adoption, and 5-Year Plan Implementation

Global Insight/D.K. Shifflet & Associates Ltd. The Economic Impact of Travel & Tourism in Pennsylvania – Travel Year 2004. 2005. 84 pages.

MTR Gaming Group, Inc. Presque Isle Downs Diversity Plan. August, 2005. 23 pages.

C.H. Johnson Consulting, Inc. Erie Bayfront Convention and Hotel, Erie, Pennsylvania. Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis. January, 2005. 12 pages.

Deloitte Consulting, LLP. Manufacturing Pennsylvania's Future: Regional Strategies that Build from Current Strenghts and Address Competitive Challenges. January 2004. 354 pages. Sponsored by the Industrial Resource Centers of PA, PA Department of Community and Economic Development, and the Team PA Foundation

Bosworth, Brian. Strategy and Action Plan for Economic Development for Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission. February 14, 2003. 101 pages. (The FutureWorks Company.)

HRG Engineering and Related Services. Traffic Impact Study for Presque Isle Downs. December, 2002. 55 pages.

Compass (Community Objectives Met through a Partnership of All Segments of Society). Perceptions of the Quality of Erie County Life from the COMPASS Study. Final report prepared by Amy Onest of Strategy Solutions, Inc. April 2002. 38 pages.

ION Consulting City of Erie Telecommunications Planning: Phase 1: Executive Report. Prepared for the City of Erie. April 3, 2002. 79 pages. (ION Consulting, 161 North Clark Street, Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60601. 312 580-9080.)

Erie County Department of Planning, assisted by Graney, Grossman, Ray, Colosimo and Associates, Inc. The Erie County Citizen Survey: Draft. February 2002. 22 pages.

Corry Community Development Corporation. Corry Vision. On the web at www.corrypa.com/ccdc/cv/index.htm December 2001.

Urban System Inc./Innovation Group. Economic Impact Analysis. Erie Racetrack. Erie, Pennsylvania. December, 2001. 19 pages.

Washburn, James A. and Sadiarin, Hazel G. (under the direction of James A. Kurre.) Brain Drain in Erie County. Economic Research Institute of Erie, Penn State Erie. November 2001. 30 pages.

Bosworth, Brian. Toward an Economic Development Strategy for Erie: Findings and Recommendations of Consultants. October 16, 2001. 73 pages. (The FutureWorks Company and Regional Technology Strategies, Inc.)

Orfield, Myron and Luce, Thomas. Erie Metropatterns: A Regional Agenda for Community and Stability in the Erie Region. A Report for the County of Erie Department of Planning. October 2001. 28 pages. (Metropolitan Area Research Corporation.)

Compass (Community Objectives Met through a Partnership of All Segments of Society). Household Survey and Community Forums: Summary of Overall Results. Prepared for the United Way of Erie County. May 2001. 23 pages.

Van Amburg Group, Inc. Marketing Erie County and Northwestern Pennsylvania: The Erie Area Convention and Visitors Bureau’s 2001-2004 Marketing Plan. March 26, 2001. 231 pages. (VanAmburg Group, Inc., PO Box 3303, Erie PA 16508 814 866-3600 Solutions@VanAmburgGroup.com)

Iannone, Donald T. and Associates. Strategic Action Agenda for the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Economy. Final Report, May 17, 2000. Prepared for the Northwest Regional Planning and Development Commission. 32 pages. (Donald T. Iannone and Associates, Economic Development Strategy Consultants, Cleveland OH.)

Economic Impacts of Aviation: Erie International Airport. Updated 2000. This is part of a statewide study, with portions for each PA airport available on the PennDOT website by clicking here. The Executive Summary of the complete study is available at: ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/bureaus/aviation/PABrochure.pdf

Pennsylvania Economy League. Intergovernmental Report: Recommendations and Financial Overview of the Proposed New Municipal Government for the Community of North East. January 28, 1999. 23 pages.

Graney, Grossman, Ray and Associates. Erie County Community Facilities and Utilities Planning Study, 1999. An Element of the Comprehensive Plan for Erie County, PA. With assistance from the Erie County Department of Planning. 58 pages. (Graney, Grossman, Ray and Associates., New Wilmington, PA.)

Brandow Company. Planning Study for the Northwest PA Entrepreneurial Network. December 1998. 78 pages.

Strategy Solutions, Inc. Strategic Economic Development Plan and Economic Development Delivery System Plan: Status Report and Retrospective. Prepared for the Northwest Regional Planning and Development Commission. September 21, 1998. 47 pages.

Center for Regional and Neighborhood Action. Regional Government Structure and Function: Phase One—Final Report. Analysis of Options and Recommendations. Prepared for the Regional Government Opportunities Task Force. June 1998. 27 pages. (The Center for Regional and Neighborhood Action, The Citistates Group.)

Center for Regional and Neighborhood Action. A Snapshot of the Community: Regional Baseline and Trend Indicators for Understanding and Improving the Greater Erie Area and Its Economic Future. Compiled for the Regional Government Opportunities Task Force. March 5, 1998. 35 pages. (The Center for Regional and Neighborhood Action, The Citistates Group.)

Graney, Grossman, Ray and Associates. Erie County Community Facilities/Public Utilities Background Analysis 1997/1998. An Element of the Comprehensive Plan for Erie County, PA. With assistance from the Erie County Department of Planning. 113 pages. (Graney, Grossman, Ray and Associates., New Wilmington, PA.)

Brandow Company. An Update of the “Erie 2002 Economic Development Strategy and Implementation Program” Project Agenda. May 12, 1995. Prepared for the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County. 69 pages. (The Brandow Company, 220 North 26th Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011. 717 763-1101.)

Brandow Company. Northwest PA Regional Economic Development Delivery System Plan. Submitted to the Northwest Regional Planning and Development Commission, January 18, 1995. 179 pages. (The Brandow Company, 220 North 26th St., Camp Hill PA 17011 717 763-1101.)

Brandow Company. The Erie County Economic Adjustment Strategy and Implementation Plan. Final Report. December 1, 1992. Prepared for the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County. 129 pages. (The Brandow Company, 400 Hoy Road, Carlisle PA 17013. 717 258-5884.) Related summary document: 2002: In Aggressive Pursuit of Regional Prosperity; The Economic Development Strategy for Erie County, PA. 16 pages.

Brandow Company. An Economic Development Strategy for the Twenty-First Century. Final Report. November 5, 1992. Prepared for the Northwest Regional Planning and Development Commission. 131 pages. (The Brandow Company, 400 Hoy Road, Carlisle PA 17013. 717 258-5884.)

Delta Development Group, Inc. Needs Survey and Feasibility Study for the Establishment of a Technical Training Institute in Erie County, Pennsylvania. Prepared for the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County, April 20, 1990. 39 pages. (Delta Development Group, Inc., Donald F. Mazziotti et al.) 355 North 21st Street, Suite 304, Camp Hill PA 17011. 717 731-0701.)

County of Erie and the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County. Erie Technical Training Institute, A Briefing Paper. January 24, 1990. 16 pages.

Delta Development Group, Inc. Economic Adjustment Strategy, Erie County PA. Prepared for the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County, August 31, 1989. 76 pages. (Delta Development)

Quality of Life Task Force, Community Agenda, Erie Conference on Community Development. Final Report. September 1988. 18 pages.

Community Agenda Committee, A Strategy for Success: Blueprint for an Erie Renaissance. A Progress Report to the Erie Conference on Community Development. September 22, 1988. 87 pages.

Lazar Management Group. Economic Adjustment Strategy for the Erie, Pennsylvania, Area. Highlights of Final Report. Prepared for the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County. June 1986. 20 pages. (Lazar Management Group Inc., 6726 Lucy Lane, McLean, VA 22101 703 821-0900.)

Lazar Management Group. Economic Adjustment Strategy for the Erie, Pennsylvania, Area. Final Report. Prepared for the Economic Development Corporation of Erie County. June 1986. __ pages. (Lazar Management Group Inc., 6726 Lucy Lane, McLean, VA 22101 703 821-0900.)

Economic Development Corporation of Erie County and the Erie Area Chamber of Commerce. The Conneaut Farms Site, The Conneaut-Erie Region. An Information Package on Development Potential. Fall 1985. 64 pages.

Min, An-Sik. Report on the Feasibility of Instituting a Land Value Tax for the City of Erie. Prepared for the Erie Conference on Community Development, for the City Council of Erie. 1982. 34 pages. (An-Sik Min, Ph.D., Edinboro State College.)



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