Partners

Partners are generally Industrial Development Corporations for a particular county.  They receive two seats on our board and receive direct marketing of their region and commercial properties. Focus serves seven (7) contiguous counties in Central Pennsylvania with a total population of 468,250 and total labor force of 221,795, and home to 17,742 business establishments. The counties and major municipalities include Centre (State College, Bellefonte); Columbia (Bloomsburg, Berwick); Montour (Danville); Union (Lewisburg, Mifflinburg); Snyder (Selinsgrove); Northumberland (Sunbury, Milton); and Mifflin (Lewistown). Focus is a direct result of a broad range of regional partners, investors and supporters that see the importance and value of regional collaboration to leverage investment and maximize returns in attracting new corporate investment that benefits our regional economy and communities today and for future generations.

Upcoming Events

  1. Focus Central Pennsylvania Board of Directors Meeting

    September 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Focus Central Pennsylvania Board of Directors Meeting

    November 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Focus Central Pennsylvania Board of Directors Meeting

    December 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Jennifer Myers, Vice President of Economic Development
Centre County Chamber of Business & Industry (CBICC)

Email: jennifer@cbicc.org
Phone: 814-404.8499
Website: http://www.cbicc.org/

Nick Felice, President
Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation (MCIDC)

Email: nfelice@mcidc.org
Phone: 717.242.0393
Website: http://www.mcidc.org/ 

Jennifer Wakeman, Executive Director
DRIVE (Columbia & Montour Counties)

Email: jwakeman@driveindustry.com
Phone: phone570.284.4296
Website: http://www.driveindustry.com/

Shawn McLaughlin, AICP, CPRP
Planning Director, Union County

Email: SMcLaughlin@UnionCo.org 
Phone: phone570.524.3840
Website: http://www.unioncountypa.org/

Donald E. Alexander,  
Director of Economic Planning and Development, Northumberland County

Email: don.alexander@norrycopa.net
Phone: phone570.988.4343
Website: http://www.choosenorthumberland.com

Larry Eckstine  
Member, Susquehanna Industrial Development Corporation (SIDCO)

Email: larrye@hepcoconstruction.com
Phone: phone570.374.0381