Why Attend?

Smart economic growth is a must in the post-pandemic era. Investments that provide high-quality, diverse career choices to attract and retain talent in Central PA are critical. When capital is put at risk it creates strong communities and family-sustaining careers. Now is the time to make that investment.

Promoting opportunities for investment in Central PA and addressing the evolving economic climate requires the work of many. Employers, property owners, resource providers, brokers, developers, engineers, infrastructure leaders, investors, planners, site selectors, community leaders, and others, just like you, share a need to raise our region and be part of how we design and build adaptability and increase capacity to support smart economic growth.

Join Focus Central PA at the Industrial Development Forum, a live online event on June 22nd from 8 am to 2 pm. We’ll celebrate the billions of dollars of public and private game-changing investment projects that are underway in our region and uncover what they mean to our communities. You’ll join other industry experts to create thoughtful ways to build regional capacity to support and attract smart investments to Central PA.

A few event highlights…

Focus Central PA is excited to have Ryan Unger, President of Team Pennsylvania Foundation, emcee this exciting online event with an action-packed schedule including keynote speaker, Michael Marr, Business Integration Lead with Shell Pennsylvania Chemicals to share their multi-billion-dollar Pennsylvania petrochemical project in Monoca, PA.

We’ll also engage with keynote speaker and industrial real estate expert John Van Buskirk, Founding Principal with Lee & Associates of Eastern Pennsylvania to learn about the status of industrial real estate in the northeast United States.

Throughout the event, you’ll engage with industry experts and thought leaders from top manufacturers and organizations in the region including Kreamer Feed, Autoneum North America, BrightFarms, KCF Technologies, Videon Central, PennDOT District 3, UGI Utilities, PhilaPort, LIVIC Civil, Grayston Enterprises, Advance Central PA, and Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Please register today to move our region forward.  Because of the generous support of our sponsors, there is no cost to attend, but registration is required. You can view more information about the event and register online at FocusCentralPA.org

Key Topics to be covered: 

  • Manufacturing Investment Projects
  • Industrial Real Estate Market
  • Infrastructure
  • Developer Activity
  • MADE in Central PA