Erie Vital Signs

About Us

Who we are:

Erie Vital Signs, which is a leadership initiative of The Erie Community Foundation, is partnering with The Economic Research Institute of Erie, a research center of the Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, to track the eight key indicators of our community's well-being and quality of life.

Erie Vital Signs compares our region to thirteen peer communities across the country. This helps us see our competitive strengths and weaknesses and also gives us a way to better measure community progress. The overall project goal is to spark a more informed civic dialog and promote data-based discussions.

What we do:

In partnership with The Economic Research Institute of Erie, eight panels of recognized topical experts monitor data in each of the eight Vital Signs topical areas. The experts spot trends and measure our county’s well-being in eight topic areas:

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