US Secretary of Commerce Visits Erie

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilber Ross was in Erie Wednesday to talk about how businesses can recover from the pandemic.

Ross said that despite the effects of Covid-19 on the economy, he is optimistic about the future of manufacturing.

Ross discussed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which went into effect on July 1st, and will replace NAFTA, and which he said will benefit Erie.

Ross said the agreement is focused on creating a level playing field for American workers, and will help smaller cities and agriculture.

Ross said that 18% of Erie’s workforce is in manufacturing and that most products are made in Erie and are what are known as intermediate goods.

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