Image: From left to right: Nick Felice, Miffin County Industrial Development Corporation; JP Tambourine, FirstEnergy; Lauren Bryson, Focus Central PA; Jennifer Myers, Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County and Rhonda Moore, Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce

Lewistown, PA – FirstEnergy Corporation, provider of electric services to throughout Central 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, President of Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation (MCIDC) a member of Focus Central PA, Lauren Bryson, Executive Director of Focus Central Pennsylvania, Jennifer Myers, Vice President of Economic Development for Chamber of Business & Industry for Centre County and Chair of Focus Central PA and Rhonda Moore, Executive Director of Juniata River Valley Chamber of Commerce and Board member of Focus Central PA.

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 and CBICC.  Both of these groups are important to the economic strength and success in our region.”  

FirstEnergy Corporation is headquartered in Akron, OH. Penelec, the subsidiary servicing Centre and Mifflin Counties and approximately 29 other counties throughout Pennsylvania, is based in Erie, PA.

 “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.