A two-day event aimed at showcasing investment opportunities in the City of Erie is set to begin next week.

Hundreds of potential investors will be in town starting Monday for the 2019 Erie Homecoming.

The event started by the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership is taking a new approach this year.

It will discuss Erie's story and promote high-potential investment opportunities by showcasing the city's eight opportunity zones.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, who leads the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, will give the keynote address.