The Erie Downtown Development Corporation (EDDC) is hiring as it sets out to grow the economy through real estate development in downtown Erie.

It is looking for a vice president of community engagement and vice president of finance and development.

The vice president of community engagement will work with community stakeholders, develop a plan to use traditional and social media, and create programming activities, according to the posting.

The vice president of finance and development will assist in overseeing all real estate development. The position also involves creating financial models, managing project development, and recruiting businesses to commercial property affiliated with EDDC.

The application deadline is Friday, May 4. Read the job descriptions and how to apply here »

Former Erie mayoral candidate John Persinger was named EDDC's first CEO. He has been on the job since March 12.

EDDC is focused on increasing the tax base and potential for mixed-income housing, retail, dining and arts and culture. It is targeting the area from Perry Square to 3rd Street and from Sassafras Street to Holland Street.

So far, $24.25 million has been raised for the Erie Downtown Equity Fund. The initial goal is $40 million.

The money has been committed by:

  • Thomas B. Hagen
  • Erie Insurance
  • Highmark/Saint Vincent Hospital
  • Erie Community Foundation
  • Gannon University
  • UPMC Hamot
  • ErieBank
  • Northwest Bank
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Marquette Savings Bank

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