Since launching the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance program on July 1, the City of Erie said it is already seeing major results.

LERTA offers 10 year, 100 percent tax abatements on city and county taxes for improvements made to commercial and residential properties.

In the past month and a half, the City has received a total of 29 residential permits and 11 commercial permits for a total of $7.3 million in investments.