Rebuild Erie by ensuring that young people have the resources they need to shape the future of the city. Young people represent a significant proportion of the population and our greatest untapped resource. A community college in downtown Erie will be the foundation for post-secondary education and training to meet the needs of an emergent economy. The region’s major employers champion a downtown community college and so do I.

[Connection to Comprehensive Plan] The development of a downtown community college campus sets a high standard for the use of underutilized space and creates a market for downtown investment. (Erie Refocused, p. 21)