PPL2016

Shown left to right:  Teri MacBride, and Lauren Bryson viewing new Focus website

Focus Central Pennsylvania recently received $3,500 from PPL Electric Utilities to support job creation in the region. The investment was presented by PPL’s Regional Affairs Director, Teri MacBride to Focus Central Pennsylvania ‘s Executive Director, Lauren Bryson

“PPL Electric Utilities has long supported the communities where our employees live and work,” added Teri MacBride, PPL’s regional affairs director. “Our company is committed to helping create strong and healthy communities where business and residential customers thrive.”

PPL Electric Utilities provides electric delivery service to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses in Pennsylvania and ranks among the best utility companies in the country for customer service and reliability. With 2,300 employees, PPL Electric Utilities is a major employer in the communities it serves. It is a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL). For more information, visitwww.pplelectric.com.

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).

“Our region will benefit greatly from the generous commitment of PPL Corporation and its affiliates. Investors in Focus recognize that the regional partnership, proactive approach to growing the area is more effective and competitive; and benefits all people and businesses in the region by providing increased tax revenues and creating new economic activity,” Focus Executive Director Lauren Bryson said

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.