October Surprise Podcast Series

Episode #6 of October Surprise features Erie’s Jim Wertz: “We’re doing a better job of looking outside of ourselves and taking an external view of Erie and thinking about the future of this community and what the future of Northwest Pennsylvania looks like and who might want to be here to start a company,” Wertz says. “Because we’ve had such slow economic growth over the past 20 years, we’ve reached a point where it’s hard for people to innovate here. It’s hard for people to start businesses and there’s not a whole lot of local investment capital for major innovation and major industry.” October Surprise is a podcast created for citizens by citizens in PA’s new 16th Congressional District. Conversations educate listeners in Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, and Butler Counties on key issues leading up to Election Day 2018.


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