Shamokin Dam, PA – UGI Utilities, Inc (UGI), provider of natural gas and electric services throughout northeastern U.S. is giving back to the community by investing in regional growth with a sponsorship of $1,000 to Focus Central Pennsylvania.  A check was presented by UGI representative Don Brominski, Business Development Director to Focus Central Pennsylvania’s Executive Director, Lauren Bryson.

Focus Central Pennsylvania is a non-profit dedicating 100% of its time and resources to attracting corporate investment in the region to create jobs.  Focus currently serves seven (7) contiguous counties in the central part of Pennsylvania, USA with a total population of 468,250; a total labor force of 221,795; and nearly 18,000 business establishments. The counties and major cities include Centre (State College, Bellefonte); Columbia (Bloomsburg, Berwick); Montour (Danville); Union (Lewisburg, Mifflinburg); Snyder (Selinsgrove); Northumberland (Sunbury, Milton); and Mifflin (Lewistown).

Don Brominski, UGI Utilities said “investing in Focus fits in very well with our goal to be involved in the betterment of the communities we service.” UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania serving more than 660,000 customers in eastern and central Pennsylvania. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of UGI Corporation, based in Valley Forge. Additional information about UGI is available at www.ugi.com.

“Focus investors provide the necessary resources for Focus to be prepared to identify opportunities and respond with quality, targeted proposals for a higher chance of success in the competitive world of attracting corporate investment” said Rob Postal, Chairman of Focus Central Pennsylvania.

Focus Central Pennsylvania is part of a committed team in the region that is driving economic development for communities in Centre, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union, Snyder and Mifflin communities.  The mission of Focus is to effectively promote new corporate investment that results in growth of family sustaining jobs in the region by being a premier economic development marketing alliance for committed partners. Focus pro-actively connects with site location consultants and companies looking to relocate or expand.  This work helps our communities become an even greater place to live and work.

For more information, contact:

Lauren Bryson, 844.293.8719, lbryson@focuscentralpa.org