Who is ERMP?  

The Erie Regional Manufacturer Partnership (ERMP) is an industry-led partnership dedicated to ensuring that manufacturing remains a strong contributor to the regional economy. Formed in 2014 by a group of 20 local manufacturers to develop and implement a plan to identify, qualify and recruit individuals for manufacturing jobs today and in the future. ERMP companies employ close to 9,000 individuals, over 6,000 locally.

ERMP is leading a collaborative approach among manufacturers, educators, workforce development professionals, and other leaders to align efforts and create a mechanism for ongoing dialogue to ensure manufacturing remains a strong contributor to the regional economy.
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Why Become a Member?

  • Share a single, powerful voice influencing education and training
  • Decrease recruitment and training costs
  • Influence perceptions about careers in manufacturing
  • Participate in an ongoing forum for information sharing and strategic discussion
  • Link to funding for workforce development and training

Are You Interested in Becoming a Member?

ERMP relies on the investment of its members — but the return is even greater. Annual Contributions ensure the partnership is addressing issues to build a regional workforce that is ready to meet the needs of today’s manufacturing environment. Member contributions are due at the time of application; checks will be payable to Erie Regional Manufacturer Partnership.

  • Founding Companies / Board of Directors – $3,000
  • Manufacturing Companies:
    • More than 250 employees – $2,000
    • More than 100 employees – $1,000
    • More than 25 employees – $750
    • 25 or less employees – $500
  • Non-Manufacturing Companies – $500
  • Education and Training Organizations – $500
  • Economic Development / Community / Government / Non-Profits – $500
  • Individuals – $100

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