Ignite Erie™ officially kicked off in November 2013 when ECGRA and 26 leading agencies and businesses brought together more than 350 entrepreneurs, educators, policy makers, subject-matter experts, and elected officials to discuss the future of inner-city investment and innovation-based economic development.
In late 2014, ECGRA rolled out phase two by committing $6 million over three years to small business development. The goals? To create jobs, renew inner-city neighborhoods, inspire partnerships that serve entrepreneurs, leverage private investments, and ignite Erie’s entrepreneurial spirit. ECGRA made key Ignite Erie investments in early 2015. Learn More Here.