Erie Homecoming 2020

Are you ready for Erie Homecoming 2020: Erie's Economic Evolution?  

 Are you ready to be a hero for a community you love?  

Erie Homecoming 2020: Erie's Economic Evolution will give attendees the opportunity to learn how they can invest in our community, our businesses, our families, and our future leaders. We have all had enough bad news. Now it's time to roll up our sleeves, take action, and learn how each of us can invest our time, talent, and treasure in creating a more prosperous and equitable Erie.  

Your ticket will enable you to:

  • See and hear first-hand from the agents of change driving Erie's community forward
  • Learn how you can participate and contribute to the unprecedented market momentum occurring in the region
  • Connect with former colleagues and friends via some of our unique virtual networking opportunities
  • Learn inspiring new ways you can catalyze change from some of the nation's foremost thought leaders on community revitalization
  • Realize how you can become an ambassador for the community you love

If you left home to get your degree, being a hero for Erie may look like returning to your hometown and using the knowledge you gained to make it better. If you retired to Scottsdale, being a hero for Erie may look like investing in one of the many startups that are now headquartered in the community you still love. If you are an executive at one of the region's growing companies, being a hero for Erie might look like mentoring a future Erie leader.   

Please join us on October 29th and 30th for this two-day virtual event to learn more about all the ways you can invest in your hometown. Grab your cape, your coffee, your favorite chair, and get ready for Erie Homecoming 2020: Erie's Economic Evolution! 

Accelerator For America

Who should attend?

  • Former Erie residents looking to reinvest in their hometown, and realize a triple bottom line return — a return on profit, people and place
  • Developers and investors from across the globe
  • Anyone looking for unique, high-potential investment opportunities

What you'll learn.

  • The market and environmental conditions that have led to this point, making Erie an ideal investment opportunity
  • Learn about Flagship Opportunity Zones and what they mean in terms of tax and other investment incentives
  • See first hand some of the investment projects currently happening — with dozens more on the horizon

Why invest in Erie?

Erie is in the midst of an unprecedented era of growth and investment — one that includes more than $750 million in capital investment from the private, philanthropic, and public sectors. Erie is also home to more than 23,000 university students, commercial and residential property ready for redevelopment, and 470 acres of bayfront property — 176 acres of which is prime for development.
October 29 - 30

Event Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.
Stay tuned for future updates!
Stay tuned for future updates!

Our Speakers

Grant  Baskerville
Grant Baskerville
Manager, Sorenson Impact Center at University of Utah
Duane   Clement
Duane Clement
Founder and CEO, Data Inventions
Daria  Devlin
Daria Devlin
Executive Director, Erie Center for Arts and Technology
James  Grunke
James Grunke
President and CEO, Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership
Rick  Jacobs
Rick Jacobs
CEO, Accelerator for America
Bruce  Katz
Bruce Katz
Director, Nowak Metro Finance Lab at Drexel University and Author of The New Localism
Ken  Louie
Ken Louie
Director, Economic Research Institute of Erie
Tim  Necastro
Tim Necastro
President and CEO, Erie Insurance
Davona  Pacley
Davona Pacley
Co-Founder, Erie's Black Wall Street
Rachel  Reilly
Rachel Reilly
Director of Impact Strategy, Economic Innovation Group
Fran   Seegull
Fran Seegull
Executive Director, US Impact Investing Alliance at Ford Foundation
Jim   Sorenson
Jim Sorenson
Founder, Sorenson Impact Center at University of Utah
Angelica  Spraggins
Angelica Spraggins
Co-Founder, Erie's Black Wall Street
Kyra  Taylor
Kyra Taylor
Co-Founder, Erie's Black Wall Street
Aaron  Thomas
Aaron Thomas
Director of Economic Development, Accelerator for America
Jonathan  Tower
Jonathan Tower
Founder and Managing Partner, Arctaris Impact Investors

Reserve Your Spot

For more information, contact Brett Wiler, Director of Capital Formation, Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership at bwiler@eriepa.com or (814) 454-07191 ext. 137.

   Investor Pass 
  Erie Champion Ticket
     Erie Hero VIP Pass 
Presented By
Erie Chamber