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The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced the completion of the 2019 Erie County Business Assistance Directory, a comprehensive and current fifty-page compilation of business and government agencies, economic development service providers, transportation, planning, and zoning information, and much more. The Directory is intended to assist a businessperson or someone unfamiliar with Erie County by providing a comprehensive guide to the local business and governmental landscape in order to reduce the time needed to get the information they need to start and operate a business here.


“The Erie County Business Assistance Directory was last updated in 2009, and a lot has changed in Erie County in the ten years since then. Today there are more jobs and lower unemployment, but also issues not contemplated in 2009, such as where a business owner can turn to help an employee with an opioid addiction. The Directory will help business owners to navigate the economic and governmental field here in Erie County and will make it easier for them to expand their operations and provide the benefits required under the law to their employees,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “It is an easy to use Directory that is full of current information and contacts for a wide spectrum of business leaders and elected officials at all levels, as well as industrial development agencies, educational and training resources, minority and women-owned business assistance, and many more resources.”


Along with inclusive alphabetical indexes for local agencies and individuals, the 2019 Business Assistance Directory has information on twenty-one potential areas of inquiry for interested business owners including utilities, workforce development resources, small business startup and technical assistance, engineering assistance and environmental resources, tourism, and more. The Directory will be used by local governments, Chambers of Commerce, and economic development entities who may be the first point of contact from outside businesses seeking technical assistance.




For more information:


On the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, visit http://www2.erie.gov/environment/  




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