The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development visit Erie for a technology tour.  

Secretary of the Department, Dennis Davin, says the visit aims to put a spotlight on Erie’s tech. businesses.  It also emphasizes Governor Tom Wolf’s strong support for private-sector technology and innovation.  He calls Erie a “hotspot” for high-tech. start-ups and new commercial development. 

Davin says it’s important “…from the state’s perspective, that we have the right types of tools to help companies like this grow. Also, companies that are thinking of growing, that we’re able to help them and provide the right type of assistance to make sure that they can grow.”

Davin spent the morning at web design company, Epic Web Studios and he’s spending the afternoon at Acoustic Sheep.  Both local businesses have benefitted from DCED programs and initiatives.