Image: From left to right: Lauren Bryson, Focus Central Pennsylvania and Robert Grayston, Grayston Enterprises

Shamokin Dam, PA – Robert Grayston, President/Owner of Grayston Enterprises presented a check for $1,000 to Lauren Bryson, Executive Director of Focus Central Pennsylvania to invest and support smart regional growth by promoting the region to attract new corporate investment.

Robert Grayston relocated from West Chester, PA with his wife (Melissa), who is originally from the Central PA region, and their children. Robert’s vision to play his part in expanding, repurposing and maintaining the Valley as a great place to raise his family has driven him to invest into the region. Industrial, Commercial and Warehouse operations have been Grayston’s main focus. Robert has been a key driving factor of several developments in the region.  These developments have been providing job opportunities and growth throughout the region.   Grayston Enterprise currently has provided roughly 400 jobs throughout the region and expects that number to continue growing with the current plans of future projects.

Some of the developments that Robert has been involved with whether behind the scenes or directly driven are listed below and are new additions to the Central PA Region that have relocated, expanded or are new startup companies.  Grayston Developments to date include Fresh Roasted Coffee (coffee roaster), The Miller Center, Hooplas Extreme, Crossfit, Dance Studio, Retail Distribution, Perfume manufacturer, Cosmetic Distribution, Plygem (stone Veneer manufacture), Auto Parts Distributor, Tire Distributor, Mattress Distributor, Computer Sales & Repairs,  Bath Salts manufacturer, Medical Equipment & Supply Distributors,  Physical Therapy, Heavy Equipment Wheel Distributor, Telecommunication Distributor, Animal Feed Bag Distributor, Climate Control Storage, Boat & RV Storage, U-Haul Center, Landscape Contractors, Water Distributor, Automotive Repairs, Vehicle and Sign Wraps, Custom Vehicle Molds and Parts Distribution, Farming, Bee Keeping , Marcellus Shale Supply Warehousing, Model Home Build, Modular Home Storage, Drafting Groups, House & Apartment Leasing, Residential Development, IB ABEL & Bruce Merrilees (Major line Electric Contractors), Senior Care facilities, Cell Towers, National Retailers, Plastic Injection Molds, North Shore Railroad and KIZ Opportunities.

Robert currently owns just over 1000 acres throughout the Valley and has been purchasing regularly to expand his presence and commitment to the Valley’s growth which includes the former Penn Lyon Facility recently. Some of the latest and future developments that Grayston is currently working on are related to Distribution Warehouses, Railroad related opportunities, Assisted Living Complex, Elderly Daycare, Medical locations and other facilities located around the upcoming new highway bypass.

“This support from Grayston Enterprises demonstrates the collaborative nature of all stakeholders involved with promoting smart economic growth here in central Pennsylvania. As a board member of Focus Central PA, we sincerely appreciate Roberts’s investment in our efforts to bring quality businesses and careers to our region”. Jennifer Myers, Vice President of Economic Development, Chamber of Business & Industry, Centre County (CBICC) and Chair, Focus Central PA.

Focus Central Pennsylvania is part of a committed team in the region that is driving smart economic investment for communities in Centre, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union, Snyder and Mifflin counties.  The mission of Focus is to attract and support expansion of capital investment that creates quality career opportunities for the families of Central Pennsylvania. 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.