Casino not going to help much
How big a deal? News accounts say the Erie plant has 6-7K Jobs. For a metro region with 127K jobs, just under 23K of them in manufactuting, the potential loss of 6K jobs (only IF the whole plant goes away) is huge. The one plant represents a quarter of all manufacuting jobs in the Erie metro, which I think is just one county.
Not good. Just 2 hours up 79. If any of those 'manufacturing is coming back' billboards is up near Erie, can someone post a picture?