The Big Promise
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Mayor eyes downtown development for Erie turnaround
There's a new mayor in Erie, Penn., for the first time in 12 years.
From engineer to coffee shop owner in Erie, Pennsylvania
Millennial Hannah Kirby believes bringing back manufacturing work is unrealistic, and that young people have to create those family-sustaining jobs that once existed.
Who's better off in Erie's changing economy?
Local residents discuss the national — and their personal — economies.
Satisfied with Trump in rural Pennsylvania
We check in with small business owners about changes they've seen with Trump as president.
The new tax law is working out for this manufacturing town
The VP of Sterling Technologies in Lake City, Pennsylvania, says he already sees benefits from the tax bill.
How does manufacturing in Erie feel about tax reform?
There's some optimism, but it's not because of the GOP's tax plan.
When transportation barriers become economic barriers
The types of jobs that are open to residents of Erie City, Pennsylvania, can depend on their access to transportation.
In rural America, school choice sometimes means virtual school
As traditional schools lose students to online programs, some costs remain.
More kids are logging on to learn at cyber schools
It's an alternative to traditional schools that don't work for some kids. But there are some concerns about the charters' performance and oversight.
How do you do business without high-speed internet?
In rural Erie County, 38 percent of people don’t have access to high-speed internet.