Erie Homecoming 2020

Erie Homecoming 2020 is a two-day event designed to showcase high-potential investment opportunities to both a network of individuals with ties to the region and to individuals and organizations entering the Erie investment market for the first time.

The event — held at various locations across Erie's eight opportunity zones — will engage you in thought-provoking presentations on Erie's unprecedented market momentum, and will take you on-site to some of the most exciting investment opportunities in the market, including real estate development projects and investment-grade start-up and operating businesses.

As an exciting twist to the event, national "do-tank" Accelerator for America will lead interactive and dynamic discussions with attendees on the various investment-ready projects and will conduct workshops to help you best understand the various economic development tools and market incentives available to make smart and economically sound investments in Erie.

In addition, KPMG, one of the largest accounting firms in the world, has partnered with the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership for this event. KPMG is considered to be one of the foremost experts on structuring opportunity zone and social impact investments and will provide attendees with information on how to best structure investment deals in the Erie market.

Accelerator For America KPMG

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 opportunity zone investments

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.
Aug 27 - 28

Event Schedule

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Our Speakers


Stay With Us

There are two hotels located adjacent to the Bayfront Convention Center: Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel and Courtyard Erie Bayfront — all located on Erie's new Bayfront Landing. Booking information and reservations for both hotels can be made through the individual hotel or by visiting www.bayfrontlanding.com.

The Cobblestone Hotel and Suites Erie is approximately a 3-minute drive (17-minute walk) to the Bayfront Convention Center. Reservations can be made through the hotel or by visiting www.staycobblestone.com/pa/erie.

Stay tuned for accommodations!

Reserve Your Spot

The cost for attendance includes two days of activities, transportation to all site visits, and conference meals.

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

Now through July 31
Aug. 1 through Aug. 12
Dinner Only
Aug. 1 through Aug. 12
Presented By
Erie Chamber
In Partnership With
Accelerator For America
Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth