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Innovation District announces inaugural president

The Erie Innovation District today announced the selection of Karl H. Sanchack as its inaugural president and CEO. Sanchack, currently managing director of AB Innovations LLC, a Virginia-based consulting firm focused on best practices in innovation, has 25 years of technology and innovation management experience from Silicon Valley through the aerospace and defense industries.

ECF awards Mercyhurst $4 million for innovation district

Mercyhurst University will take the lead in establishing a Downtown Erie Innovation District to drive a new knowledge-based economy focused on safety and security, thanks to a $4 million Shaping Tomorrow* grant announced today by the Erie Community Foundation (ECF).