The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth is highlighting the Erie Downtown Development Corporation (EDDC) in a national video showcasing EDDC and Erie as a community ready for investment.

The video was publicly released Friday and has since hit 50,000 views on Twitter alone.

“For the EDDC and Erie to be highlighted by Mastercard is a testament to the innovation of the EDDC, and the hard work of everyone involved with revitalizing Erie,” said John Persinger, CEO of the EDDC.

The video was produced after Mastercard showcased the EDDC at the 2019 Smart Cities New York Conference in Manhattan. The conference brings together innovators and decision-makers who are improving life in the cities of tomorrow.

EDDC said its innovative look at finance to drive development and inclusive investment into the nation’s poorest zip code was showcased at the Smart Cities conference.

“The EDDC’s work to drive investment to revitalize the nation’s poorest zip code is being studied and featured on a national scale," said Matt Wachter, vice president for finance and development at the EDDC, who participated on a panel discussion at the conference. "Collaboration with the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and other national leaders assists the EDDC to make sustainable, data drive investment decisions in the community.”