Is Erie (and the surrounding areas) dying?

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itoson

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Aug 1, 2013
Are people moving to or away from Erie (and the surrounding areas)? I know that it is a quiet place and pretty small but I'm wondering if it is actually getting smaller with people moving away and no job opportunities, or if people are staying and there is any development (in terms of jobs, the look of the city, etc.) Did anyone here (or someone you know) move to Erie recently, and if you did, what brought you there? Also, how old is the average age in Erie? Is it mostly old people or are there younger families there?
Taxpayer

Erie, PA

#2 Aug 1, 2013
Very few new jobs that take the skills our local colleges push out. So, the young men and women move away.
Where dollars are available,(let's say) money is squandered on projects that do not always help the safety (East Side - lower West Side) Not why Summit Township does not have a "required Summit Twp. police force", put more security in troubled areas, move Mayor's office into theses areas! Money to help the kids, keep them off the street with help of church and local police volunteers to inter-relate with these kids.
The local governments small and large are strapped for cash due to "SURPRISE" State and Federal laws!
Erie and outside communities will just keep going down the same path.
merman

Erie, PA

#3 Aug 1, 2013
time for municipal mergers
trevor

Beach City, OH

#4 Aug 1, 2013
The erie area is actually growing. Like a tumor, an infection, or a boil....but the healthy tissue has been destroyed orvremoved.
David Crosby

Erie, PA

#5 Aug 1, 2013
trevor wrote:
The erie area is actually growing. Like a tumor, an infection, or a boil....but the healthy tissue has been destroyed orvremoved.
Sopper, For the first time in 2 yrs I actually laughed at one of your posts. Bravo Meathead! I knew you had it in you.
ken kesey

United States

#6 Aug 1, 2013
erie is like a wart;it grows on people after being here awhile.erie is like an impotent alcoholic;it's all party and no business intgrity
Aaa

Allison Park, PA

#7 Aug 1, 2013
I'm not a conspiracy theorist but I just heard of this UN agenda 21. It sounds like exactly what is happening in Erie to me.
Nasty

Erie, PA

#8 Aug 1, 2013
Erie is not dying. Erie is dead and has been for quite a while. Most residents never got that message. Better to talk themselves into believing not much is wrong or that it'll all turn around someday. Erie people are simply content to allow the quality of their lives to dissolve before their eyes.
The solving of all problems concerning the demise of Erie are viewed as problems to be solved by others. Never taking ownership or responsibility as an individual or community will forever be the collective mindset of this dysfunctional populace. Instead, Erie people steadfastly rally behind their iron willed belief that the responsibility of solving Erie's monumental woes belong solely to the most incompetent array of recycled elected officials. No one it seems has enough brain power to contemplate voting for a different philosophy or party represenative. Then they wonder in dumbfounded fashion what happened to the proud and resourceful community they remember so long ago.

That's why so many smarter people abandon the city and why Erie constantly loses it's best and brightest young people to more exciting and promising venues. Erie is left with the harsh reality of growing older, poorer, and dumber with each passing year.
saywhat

Erie, PA

#9 Aug 1, 2013
Aaa wrote:
I'm not a conspiracy theorist but I just heard of this UN agenda 21. It sounds like exactly what is happening in Erie to me.
Yeah, actually you're a conspiracy theorist.
Taxpayer

Erie, PA

#10 Aug 2, 2013
merman wrote:
time for municipal mergers
That sounds good, but when you take one bad managed system and merge it with another you get the same issues!
dork

Erie, PA

#11 Aug 2, 2013
Aaa wrote:
I'm not a conspiracy theorist but I just heard of this UN agenda 21. It sounds like exactly what is happening in Erie to me.
You are a conspiracy theorist and agenda 21 post proves in. Go to dollar general and stock up on tin foil.
Flint Westwood

United States

#12 Aug 2, 2013
itoson wrote:
Are people moving to or away from Erie (and the surrounding areas)? I know that it is a quiet place and pretty small but I'm wondering if it is actually getting smaller with people moving away and no job opportunities, or if people are staying and there is any development (in terms of jobs, the look of the city, etc.) Did anyone here (or someone you know) move to Erie recently, and if you did, what brought you there? Also, how old is the average age in Erie? Is it mostly old people or are there younger families there?
Is Erie Dying?......
1. Erie was the third largest city in Erie, it is now fourth.
2. Erie once had a population of 137,000, it is now 101,000.
3. Probably 60/70 thousand people have moved away from Erie......but since the population has dropped only by 36,000 ........people are moving in.
4. Erie has become a replacement for Ellis Island......a dumping ground for foreign immigrants.
5. I suppose you could try to talk to them as to why they came to Erie but you will probably have to wait until they learn English unless you can converse in some obscure middle east dialect or one of several African languages.
6. The only jobs which are a growth industry here in the immediate future is welfare aid workers who speak a foreign language or those who have relocation skills...loading/packing moving vans or similar.etc
7. Traditional Erie industry ...almost all of it has packed up & left ....Of course there is always "TOURISM", Democrats say this is Erie`s salvation & future.....Right!
8. Erie has a good mixture of younger & older people .....until the younger ones hit 20 & leave town!
9. Well we do not have a downtown cluttered business district ......actually we do not have a downtown business district...that moved up by I-90 in Millcreek & Summitt years ago.
10. Our central downtown i son eof ou rgreatest tourist attractions ....Come & view our derelic`s & drunks or the unfortunate elderly who lack both the financial ability or anyplace else to go to.
11. The good news ...this is all according to the Democratic master plan which they put into action 50 years ago & continue to advance without opposition in every election.......They point with pride to their record of progress,the people keep electing them, the Erie newspaper backs them up 110%, so it must be true.

Think of a dead carp lying & rotting in the hot sun on Lake Erie`s southern shoreline stinking to high heaven .....This is a good depiction of the current status for Erie Pa.
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#13 Aug 2, 2013
At least Erie aint a Detroit!
Steverino

Pittsburgh, PA

#14 Aug 2, 2013
The fate of Erie is the fate of many other older, eastern and midwestern former industrial cities. Their heyday was up until about the 1980s, when the first wave of de-industrializtion happened. Many young people left and the people who remained became increasingly poorer, since no new jobs were coming in to replace those that were lost.

Unfortunately, Erie does not have a research university, an entrepreneurial or venture capital community, adequate air service,or a varied populace that would attract new people and investment.
David Crosby

Mansfield, OH

#15 Aug 2, 2013
dunadd wrote:
At least Erie aint a Detroit!
We are getting there. Won't be long now. You are a Dummy from the south, and the south is full of dummies.
Enward

Beach City, OH

#16 Aug 2, 2013
isnt the giant landfill one of eries big assets ?
Enward

Beach City, OH

#17 Aug 2, 2013
Flint Westwood wrote:
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Is Erie Dying?......
1. Erie was the third largest city in Erie, it is now fourth.
2. Erie once had a population of 137,000, it is now 101,000.
3. Probably 60/70 thousand people have moved away from Erie......but since the population has dropped only by 36,000 ........people are moving in.
4. Erie has become a replacement for Ellis Island......a dumping ground for foreign immigrants.
5. I suppose you could try to talk to them as to why they came to Erie but you will probably have to wait until they learn English unless you can converse in some obscure middle east dialect or one of several African languages.
6. The only jobs which are a growth industry here in the immediate future is welfare aid workers who speak a foreign language or those who have relocation skills...loading/packing moving vans or similar.etc
7. Traditional Erie industry ...almost all of it has packed up & left ....Of course there is always "TOURISM", Democrats say this is Erie`s salvation & future.....Right!
8. Erie has a good mixture of younger & older people .....until the younger ones hit 20 & leave town!
9. Well we do not have a downtown cluttered business district ......actually we do not have a downtown business district...that moved up by I-90 in Millcreek & Summitt years ago.
10. Our central downtown i son eof ou rgreatest tourist attractions ....Come & view our derelic`s & drunks or the unfortunate elderly who lack both the financial ability or anyplace else to go to.
11. The good news ...this is all according to the Democratic master plan which they put into action 50 years ago & continue to advance without opposition in every election.......They point with pride to their record of progress,the people keep electing them, the Erie newspaper backs them up 110%, so it must be true.
Think of a dead carp lying & rotting in the hot sun on Lake Erie`s southern shoreline stinking to high heaven .....This is a good depiction of the current status for Erie Pa.
what stage is erie in ? is it when the carp is bloated and ripe... or when it deflates and goes flat ?
David Crosby

Mansfield, OH

#18 Aug 2, 2013
Enward wrote:
isnt the giant landfill one of eries big assets ?
Very funny Enward. We all know that you are the Sopper. Now go away you POS dummy.
alltowell

Erie, PA

#19 Aug 4, 2013
5. I suppose you could try to talk to them as to why they came to Erie but you will probably have to wait until they learn English unless you can converse in some obscure middle east dialect or one of several African languages.

No point.

They are imported to make up for the population shortfall. Remember, if Erie falls below 100,000 the government funding gets cut. So fill the ranks with whatever.
Language aside, it sure would be a plus if they bathed. seriously. cvs on parade street is a great example.
The international institute should hand out soap instead of vouchers.
Flint Westwood

United States

#20 Aug 5, 2013
alltowell wrote:
5. I suppose you could try to talk to them as to why they came to Erie but you will probably have to wait until they learn English unless you can converse in some obscure middle east dialect or one of several African languages.
No point.
They are imported to make up for the population shortfall. Remember, if Erie falls below 100,000 the government funding gets cut. So fill the ranks with whatever.
Language aside, it sure would be a plus if they bathed. seriously. cvs on parade street is a great example.
The international institute should hand out soap instead of vouchers.
Aversion to soap & water is not just a shared trait among 3rd world inhabitants....The French do not smell of love,they stink because their BO has overcome the amount of perfume & cologne they use as a coverup for their refusal to bathe.
We have people here in the United States, born & raised here who avoid customary cleanliness like it was bubonic plague & they are neither French or recent immigrants.

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