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ECGRA invests over $172,000 in over 300 countywide festivals, parades, competitions, performances, and programs!

Posted on March 22nd, 2018 at 9:33 AM
ECGRA invests over $172,000 in over 300 countywide festivals, parades, competitions, performances, and programs!

At a regularly scheduled board meeting this morning, the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority board of directors unanimously voted to invest local share gaming revenue in 307 of Erie County’s favorite festivals, parades, competitions, performances, programs, and conferences. At a 10:00 a.m. press conference at 5240 Knowledge Parkway, Erie, board members and ECGRA Executive Director Perry Wood granted a total of $172,745 to representatives from the 45 funded nonprofit organizations.

Since 2009, ECGRA has invested $47 million in 223 community and cultural assets, entrepreneurs, job training and educational institutions, and neighborhoods and municipalities. Those investments have had more than an $87.2 million economic impact in Erie County. 

ECGRA’s recently released economic impact study—the first of its kind—details how ECGRA’s investments of local share gaming revenue since March 2009 have bolstered the local economy and demonstrates the funding crater that will be left if Erie County is not made whole or does not maintain control of its share. Read the full report here: 

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An impact investor, ECGRA’s mission is to galvanize the nonprofit sector toward economic and community development and to elevate Erie County, Pa. Since February 2008, ECGRA has invested more than $47 million in Erie County thanks to the innovative leadership of members of the ECGRA Board of Directors and staff, and Erie County Council. Learn how ECGRA Grant Money Works when you visit or call 814-897-2690.

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