Shamokin Dam, PA – Focus Central Pennsylvania is pleased to announce it has received an $8,500 dollar grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support the Smart Capacity initiative to invest in a comprehensive business attraction partnership to provide significant increased capacity that will leverage existing resources and efforts to effectively promote new corporate investment, career creating location decisions in Central Pennsylvania. This grant will provide a year of Site Location Partnership (SLP) business attraction services with specific deliverable metrics that include targeted industry prospect development, site selector appointment setting, trade show representation and online exposure.

Site Location Partnership (SLP) is a dynamic, full-service consulting firm specializing in corporate site selection and business attraction for economic development. SLP executives have completed site location projects valued at over $840 million which have accounted for the creation of more than 7,200 careers.

The mission of Focus Central Pennsylvania is to attract and support expansion of capital investment that creates quality career opportunities for the families of Central Pennsylvania. The emphasis on capital investment is driven by the fact that careers are created when capital investment is put to risk. Focus proudly promotes to companies expanding across the world, the seven contiguous counties that partner as a strong region to include Centre, Mifflin, Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Montour and Columbia counties here in Central Pennsylvania as a choice location for their investment and expansion projects.

 “Focus Central PA is thrilled to accept this grant support from PPL Electric, a dedicated and critical supporter of the mission of Focus, to continue to build and expand on the efforts in place to attract quality companies that provide sustainable, successful career opportunities for the families of Central PA. This partnership with SLP will provide our region direct, measurable deliverable’s to support promoting new corporate investment to generate smart economic growth in Central Pennsylvania.” says Lauren Bryson, Executive Director of Focus Central PA.  

The PPL Foundation awards annual grants through a competitive application and review process. Through strategic partnerships, the PPL Foundation supports organizations that are working to create vibrant, sustainable communities and empowering each citizen to fulfill her or his potential. The PPL Foundation contributes more than $3 million annually to a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit