2023 Virtual Industrial Development Forums

Next IDF 2023: Wed, Dec 13th, 2023 – 11am to 12:30pm via Zoom

Countdown to IDF 2023 Dec Virtual Forum








Focus Central PA is offering a schedule of FREE Industrial Development Forums virtually in 2023 to build off the successful attendance and engagement of the IDF 2022 forum where over 300 likeminded professionals convened that had an interest in investing in Central PA or interest in supporting smart economic growth and investment. These virtual events will provide value add information on critical topics impacting investment and smart economic growth decisions today and provide an opportunity to network with investors and partners in Central Pennsylvania.  

Each virtual forum will provide time for networking and engagement, a keynote presentation on a critical investment topic, highlights on investment WIN projects throughout the region, a presentation from a partner sponsor with valuable content and an overview of upcoming events and initiatives to accomplish the mission to attract investment that cultivated economic growth in Central Pennsylvania!  Register for one of the events today! Sponsorship opportunities available, if interested contact Lauren Bryson, lbryson@focuscentralpa.org, 844.293.8719.

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IDF 2024 Schedule At-A-Glance









On Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 320 attendees including planners, investors, builders, community leaders and resource partners came together for the region’s forward-thinking economic growth event. IDF infused innovation, problem solving and collaboration to accomplish the mission to attract investment that cultivates economic growth in Central PA! Working together to support smart growth of investments that Win in the Marketplace, Win in the Workplace and Win in their Communities! By the numbers: 350 – Registered attendees; 2 – Keynote Presentations; 3 – Expert Panel Presentations; 28 – Exhibitors; 24 – Central PA Investment Projects Recognized; $7.6 Billion – Total of 24 investment project recognized. IDF 2022 Event Program

Keynote Presentation: Economics Impacting Industrial Development

Keynote Presentation: Real Estate and Site Selection Post Pandemic Part 1 Part 2

Investment Project Highlights – 24 Projects Over $7.6 Billion Part 1 Part 2

On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 Focus Central PA hosted a live online forum from 8am to 2pm from MYNDDSET’s studio in Danville, PA. The live online event brought together over 200 individuals that have a passion and interest in industrial and smart economic growth in Central Pennsylvania. The forum celebrated investment successes; elevated the importance and details behind attracting and supporting quality investments; and engaged all that participated in generating ideas on how to increase capacity to drive smart economic growth in Central PA. IDF 2021 Event ProgramIDF 2021 Recap

Keynote Presentation: Shell Appalachia’s Investment Part I Part II

Keynote Presentation: State of Industrial Real Estate in Northeast USA


Focus Central Pennsylvania hosted their first Industrial Development Forum on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at Bucknell University, Elaine Langone Center at 700 Moore Ave, Lewisburg PA. Over 140 attendees were immersed in the topic of industrial development from economics to infrastructure to corporate investment. The forum was made possible by sponsors, speakers and panelists that provided valuable content and actionable information. IDF 2017 Event Program

Keynote presentation: Economic Conditions: The Nation, Pennsylvania, and the Region

Keynote presentation: Real Estate Market Overview & Industry Site Selection