Erie Homecoming 2022

Right here, right now the momentum for Erie grows, creating an oasis of opportunity for Erieites near and far to engage in the exciting projects and rennaissance taking place throughout the region. 

Join us for a jam-packed two days to connect with local leaders and community advocates during engaging conference sessions, collaborative conversations, immersive experiences, and more!

This event will be full of opportunities to hear about the incredible work so many passionate Erieites engage in to make your hometown a vibrant community. It's also a chance to experience the change for yourself — whether you're visiting for the first time in over a decade or want to play tourist in your own backyard for a few days. 

Attendees will experience the energy of the community through unique and engaging presentations, tours and networking opportunities!

Your ticket will enable you to:

  • See and hear first-hand from community advocates and business owners leading the way
  • 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
  • Become an ambassador for the community you love  

Please join us on October 20th and 21st for this two-day event to learn how you can invest in your hometown. 

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 20 - 21

Event Schedule

Schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.
Day One: Erie Today
Thursday, Oct 20
Various Locations
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Community Tours
Join a community tour for a behind the scenes look at current investment projects around the community. In 2019, we featured opportunity zone projects like ECAT, downtown revitalization with the Erie Downtown Development Corporation, Gannon University, and more. This year's stops will be new and never-before-open to event attendees. Transportation provided.
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Opening Luncheon + Keynote Address
Why Erie? Why now? An Erie ex-pat makes the case for why Erie is ripe with opportunity.
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Welcome to Erie Homecoming 2022
Opening remarks by James Grunke, president and CEO of the Erie Regional Chamber
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM
VIP Networking
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Reception and Networking
Enjoy local performers while connecting over cocktails to business professionals and fellow conference attendees.
Day Two: Erie Tomorrow
Friday, Oct 21
Various Locations
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
Join us for a light breakfast and networking.
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Closing Luncheon
End your Erie Homecoming experience with our closing keynote address over lunch.
1:30 PM
Erie Experiences
Spend the weekend and experience Erie! Special rates, opportunities, and events will be available to conference attendees who choose to extend their stay through the weekend.

Our Speakers

Speaker details will be announced shortly. Please check back for details soon.


Reserve Your Spot

For more information, contact Colleen Gross, Director of Membership Services, Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership at cgross@eriepa.com or (814) 454-07191 ext. 146.

  Non-Chamber Members
Presented By
Erie Chamber
Interested in showcasing your business during Erie Homecoming? Contact Colleen Gross, Director of Membership Services, for more information on opportunities to get involved: cgross@eriepa.com or (814) 454-07191 ext. 146.