$7 million in Gap Financing Revolving Loan Funds

Enterprise Zone Revolving Loan Fund

  • The Enterprise Zone Revolving Loan Fund (EZRLF) provides low-interest financing to creditworthy businesses that contribute significantly to the area's economy.
  • Land and building acquisition, construction and renovations, machinery and equipment purchases, and other expansion projects that result in the creation or retention of jobs qualify for funding.
  • EZRLF funding fills the gap between bank financing and an organization's equity.

City of Erie Infrastructure Development Fund

  • Low-interest gap financing for infrastructure projects including underground utilities; paving; lighting; fencing; water/sewer improvements; and gas lines

City of Erie Business Development Fund

  • Similar to Enterprise Zone RLF
  • Can support projects outside of traditional manufacturing
  • Interest generated from funds support Flagship Fund Micro-Grant program

Flagship Fund Micro-Grant Program

  • The Flagship Fund is the City of Erie's first-ever Micro-Grant program for small businesses
  • It was established to provide financial assistance to support market-ready products and services that enhance the City of Erie's reputation for innovation and creativity; contribute to a thriving, sustainable business culture; and improve the quality of life for residents of the City of Erie

How Erie County Contributes