IDF 2022: Industrial Development Forum
In person at Susquehanna University
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 – 8:30am to 4:30pm

Attend the region’s forward thinking economic growth event focused on attracting investment that cultivates smart economic growth in Central PA!

Event tickets are $40 and includes breakfast and lunch. Registration required. 

Attend IDF 2022 to:

  • Explore the important role industrial development has on Central PA’s economy
  • Connect and network with industry and economic development leaders
  • Receive valuable, action-based information and connections
  • Explore opportunities to improve competitiveness to attract industrial projects
  • Learn what is being done to promote the region
  • Explore investment opportunities in Central PA
  • Understand the importance and details behind attracting quality investments
  • Celebrate and learn about new investment projects in the region

Focus Central PA is hosting IDF 2022, made possible by sponsors, the region’s forward-thinking economic growth event, IN PERSON at Susquehanna University.

Industrial development experts and thought leaders will cover critical topics including smart growth, economics, site selection, funding and talent in Pennsylvania. The forum expects to attract over 200 attendees, will have 27 exhibitors, and several important industrial and infrastructure projects throughout Central PA as will be highlighted and recognized!

The event schedule includes keynotes Jim Robey, PhD, Principal with Robey Analytics. Jim, an applied economist, economic developer, and site selection consultant with more than 30 years’ experience will provide a look at macro-economic conditions and what that means for industrial development moving forward. Dennis Burnside, Executive Managing Director with Vestian Global Workplace Solutions to also keynote. Dennis brings a 30-plus year resume of serving large and small corporate organizations, the economic development community, and the commercial real estate service and investment industry to provide real estate market updates, trends and observations on what growth looks like moving forward.

In addition to the keynote speakers the event will have expert panels presenting on Ways to WIN at Site Selection, Funding Strategies for Capital Investment Projects and Talent Advantages and Resources in Central Pennsylvania.

Joe Kantz, Focus Central PA Board Member and Event Committee Chair said As a County Commissioner in Snyder County for the past dozen years, I have seen smart growth in our region.  One of the reasons we’ve seen this growth is because of the work of FOCUS Central PA.  This Forum will be a “must attend” event for anyone who is interested in economic and industrial development in the greater Central PA area. When we approach growth in central PA from a regional approach, we succeed.  This event will broaden our ability to work together and bring even more growth to our region to benefit our residents and our local economies.”  

Register for IDF 2022, a networking and informational event focused on investing in Central PA for smart growth. This event brings together planners, investors, builders, community leaders and resource partners.