IDF2021: The Focus Central PA 2021 Industrial Development Forum is a LIVE ONLINE event scheduled for Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021, from 8 am to 2 pm.

This decision was not made lightly to pivot from in-person to LIVE Virtual but is in the best interest of safety of all those involved in the event.

IDF2021 will ENGAGE, INFORM, and create ACTION. By elevating the stories of recent industrial investment projects in Pennsylvania, defining the activities that attract quality investment, and learning about ecosystems – or communities – of regional promoters, attendees will collaborate in drafting our investment ecosystems playbook. Each regional investment represents the work of a community enabled with the tools to ensure the success of the ecosystem. Our industrial development ecosystem will cultivate economic growth and career opportunities across Central PA.

IDF2021’s Keynote, Michael Marr, Business Integration Lead with Shell Appalachia will provide an overview of their multi-billion dollar Pennsylvania petrochemical facility investment. Advanced manufacturing leaders from plastics, agribusiness, and other industries in Central Pennsylvania will be highlighting their investment projects and updates on their industry. A leader in industrial real estate in the northeast will be providing an action packed update on the market activity and competitiveness.

Throughout the event the audience will be engaged on discussion about what it takes to attract and support quality industrial investment projects and directly involved in activities and networking with key infrastructure and developer leaders in the region. This event will be full of networking activities and opportunities to connect with event hosts, sponsors and other audience participates.

This event promises to be worth participating for the day as if attending the in-person event and will set a strong stage for an in-person event being planned for 2022!


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Michael Marr, Shell Appalachia’s Business Integration Lead. Shell petrochemical facility in Monoca, PA is one of the largest investment projects in Pennsylvania’s history. The $6 to $10 billion endeavor that will enable Shell to take ethane from Marcellus and Utica shale gas, then heat it to convert it to polyethylene, raw material used to manufacturer plastics and other products. An estimated production annually of 1.6 million tons of polyethylene.

Event Organized By:

Focus Central Pennsylvania
The Region’s Resource for Promoting New Corporate Investment
418 Railroad Street, Danville Pennsylvania USA 17821
844.293.8719 – Email:

Focus Central Pennsylvania is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), regional economic development marketing alliance committed to promoting new corporate investment in Central Pennsylvania resulting in the growth and creation of family sustaining jobs. Focus Central Pennsylvania supports a constituency of partners fully committed to regional cooperation. Focus promotes seven (7) contiguous counties in the central part of Pennsylvania, USA including Columbia (Bloomsburg, Berwick); Montour (Danville); Union (Lewisburg, Mifflinburg); Snyder (Selinsgrove); Northumberland (Sunbury, Milton); Mifflin (Lewistown); and Centre (State College).