Ferrell backs 'one stop shop,' not necessarily Grow Erie County

PERKINS TWP. Erie County Commissioner Tom Ferrell said Thursday he supports having a united economic
Tom Jackson
May 24, 2010

PERKINS TWP.

Erie County Commissioner Tom Ferrell said Thursday he supports having a united economic development effort in Erie County, but stopped short of endorsing the Grow Erie County proposal pitched by a group of local leaders, including Register publisher Doug Phares.

Ferrell said he needs to know more about Grow Erie County to know if it or a similar organization should take over marketing Erie County. It's up to individual subdivisions to deal with the nuts and bolts of bringing a company in, such as approving tax breaks and tax increment financing agreements, he said.