VISITING THE City of Erie PA
Named after the Lake along its borders, Erie, PA is the fourth largest city in Pennsylvania. The population was 101,786 according to the 2010 US Census. Erie was once a large manufacturing hub, which has become less dominant in the local economy. However, plastics manufacturing is still a large business sector, along with biofuel research and tourism.
With a bustling lakefront, Erie draws many tourists to the city limits. Presque Isle State Park draws 4 million visitors annually to revitalized shorelines and park grounds. Additionally, Millcreek Mall, one of the largest malls in America, is close to the city, appealing to customers with Pennsylvania's tax exemption on clothing.