Pratt hired to head Erie’s economic-development effort

Benjamin Pratt

ERIE — The town of Erie has hired Benjamin Pratt as its new economic-development manager. Pratt is responsible for managing the town’s economic-development efforts including primary employment, and retail attraction and development.

Pratt has more than seven years of direct economic-development experience, and most recently served as vice president of the Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership in Erie, Penn.  Pratt served in that position since 2013.

Pratt received his bachelor of arts degree in international business from Mercyhurst University and his certified economic-developer accreditation from the International Economic Development Council.

“I’m honored to be given the opportunity to help lead Erie toward achieving new private investment, better job opportunities for residents, a more diversified economy and a healthier tax base,” Pratt said in a prepared statement.

Pratt’s first day at Town Hall was Nov 27.

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Benjamin Pratt

ERIE — The town of Erie has hired Benjamin Pratt as its new economic-development manager. Pratt is responsible for managing the town’s economic-development efforts including primary employment, and retail attraction and development.

Pratt has more than seven years of direct economic-development experience, and most recently served as vice president of the Erie Regional Chamber & Growth Partnership in Erie, Penn.  Pratt served in that position since 2013.

Pratt received his bachelor of arts degree in international business from Mercyhurst University and his certified economic-developer accreditation from the International Economic Development Council.

“I’m honored to be given the opportunity to help lead Erie toward achieving new private investment, better job opportunities for residents, a more diversified economy and a healthier tax base,” Pratt said in a prepared statement.

Pratt’s first day at Town Hall was Nov 27.

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