From left to right: Nick Felice, MCIDC; Lauren Bryson, Focus Central PA and JP Tambourine, FirstEnergy

Lewistown, PA – FirstEnergy Corporation, provider of electric services to Mifflin County and throughout Pennsylvania is investing $1,000 in Focus Central Pennsylvania to support regional growth by promoting the region to attract new corporate investment. A check was presented by FirstEnergy-Penelec Economic Development Manager JP Tambourine to Nick Felice, Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation (MCIDC) a member of Focus Central PA and Lauren Bryson, Executive Director of Focus Central Pennsylvania.

JP H Tambourine with FirstEnergy-Penelec stated “Our economic development team understands the challenges in attracting and retaining businesses.  We are pleased to invest in Focus Central PA who continues to support agencies like MCIDC.  Both of these groups are important to the economic strength and success in Mifflin County.”  

FirstEnergy Corporation is headquartered in Akron, OH. Penelec, the subsidiary servicing Mifflin County and approximately 30 other counties throughout Pennsylvania, is based in Erie, PA. FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) expects to invest about $453 million in 2018 on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects to help enhance reliability for approximately 590,000 customers in the Pennsylvania Electric Company’s (Penelec) service territory.  Major projects scheduled in 2018 throughout Penelec’s 31-county area include building new substations and transmission lines, installing equipment in existing substations, adding remote control equipment on circuits, and inspecting and replacing utility poles.

“This support from First Energy demonstrates the collaborative nature of all stakeholders involved with promoting economic development here in central Pennsylvania. As a board member of Focus Central PA, we sincerely appreciate First Energy’s investment in our efforts to bring new business to our region and look forward to continuing our positive relationship”. Nick Felice, President/CEO of Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation (MCIDC)

Focus Central Pennsylvania is part of a committed team in the region that is proactively marketing the region as a choice location for quality companies to invest and grow their businesses. The mission of Focus is to attract and support expansion of capital investment that creates quality career opportunities for the families of Central Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact: Lauren Bryson, Executive Director, Focus Central Pennsylvania *

2859 N Susquehanna Trail – Shamokin Dam, PA 17876 USA * 844.293.8719 – Email: