Several local business invest in downtown area

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It’s one of the busiest times for construction in the city, with several businesses investing in property in the downtown area.  One of the largest investments; the Erie Insurance new headquarters location.

Mercyhurst University and the VA Medical Center are also in the middle of major construction projects.  City officials say they’re trying to make Erie a great place for business and their efforts are paying off. 

Chris Groner, Director of Economic and Community Development, says, “If you want to attract that investment and that activity, you need to be competitive and part of being competitive is being customer-service friendly, offering solutions to the businesses and at the very least getting out of their way.”

 This afternoon, St. Vincent will be showcasing another significant construction project with a topping-out ceremony scheduled for 1pm. 

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