Current Projects

Economic Development Projects

There are many exciting developments underway here in Erie! This page will provided updated information all of the major economic development projects in progress. Many of the projects reflect different aspects of our economic development strategy which is to create an environment to foster growth and attract new businesses within the Town of Erie.

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  • Erie Airport 
  • Erie Makerspace 
    • In April of 2021, the Town of Erie was awarded a $25,000 Economic Development Administration grant to partially fund the Makerspace Feasibility Study. After a competitive RFP process, the Town selected AYRES Associates Inc. to conduct the feasibility study. The consultants conducted several stakeholder meetings, site visits and multiple discussions with internal staff.  AYRES presented their findings in Nov 2021. 
      The research ultimately provided a site to locate the Makerspace (Schofield Farms), an operational structure, and estimated costs. Since late 2021 the Town and the Makerspace Foundation Committee has been continuing to advance the progress of this amenity. If you are interested in volunteering on the committee, please contact
  • Incubator Program
    • The Town of Erie has received proposals from interested organizations with the appropriate expertise and experience to help evaluate, activate, and manage a new incubator program in Erie to help small businesses and entrepreneurs to grow and prosper. These proposals are currently being reviewed and the organizations are being interviewed.
    • An incubator program is a proven model to help startup companies and entrepreneurs by providing early-stage assistance to overcome barriers to entry and commercialize a business concept. They have been used as a catalyst tool for both local and regional economic growth. Incubators tend to provide professional services such as consulting, mentoring, prototype creation for minimum viable product (“MVP”), development of leadership team, three-to-five-month business planning program/accelerator, and access to capital. Often, incubator programs focus on specific sectors where there is a notable gap in the market, a lack of innovation in the industry, or a cluster of similar businesses exist in the region to bolster economic synergies and success.
    • There are several successful incubator and accelerator programs in the region. These include Innosphere, Boomtown, Techstars, Comal Heritage Food, The Kitchen Coop, etc.