From left to right: Gene Cree, Lauren Bryson, Eric Winslow and John Kelchner.

Lewisburg, PA – Citizens’ Electric Company of Lewisburg, PA is investing $500 in Focus Central Pennsylvania (Focus) to support regional growth by promoting the region to attract new corporate investment. A check was presented by Citizens’ President and CEO Eric Winslow, CFO Gene Cree and VP of Engineering and Operations John Kelchner to Focus’s Executive Director Lauren Bryson at Citizens’ headquarters in Lewisburg.

Citizens’ Electric is the local electric distribution utility company serving about 6,950 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Lewisburg and the surrounding communities of East Buffalo, Buffalo and Kelly townships in Union County.

“The Focus alliance extends well beyond the boundaries of the Citizens’ Electric service territory,” said Citizens’ President Eric Winslow. “Attracting new business investment across central Pennsylvania is important to all our communities.  The Focus mission is a shared, regional partnership of all the member counties and investment partners, with the common goal of creating employment with family-sustaining wages in the region.”

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.  According to Rob Postal, Focus Board Chair and President/CEO of the Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation (MCIDC), “The strategic part of attracting business to a community is highly competitive, but an important part too sustainable, smart growth for the Central Pennsylvania region. The Focus team makes the process of site selection for new businesses more cost efficient by providing easy access to site location information, such as demographics, wages, business data and, detailed property information. Citizens’ Electric’s investment is an essential part of our efforts to implement competitive and effective marketing of the region.”