Image: From left to right: JBI Board members Chad Smith, Paul Newswanger, Roy Leister, Gayle Arbogast,  Mark Partner-Treasurer, Fred Naylor-Secretary, Ronald Shearer-Chairman Juniata County Industrial Development Authority, Brad Hershey, Dane Walters-Marketing Director, and Lauren Bryson, Focus Central PA.

Mifflintown, PA – Juniata Business and Industry, Inc. (JBI), the County and State recognized Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) for Juniata County, Pennsylvania is investing $1,500 in Focus Central Pennsylvania to support regional economic growth by promoting the region to attract quality corporate investment and new career opportunities. A check was presented by JBI’s Board members to Lauren Bryson, Executive Director of Focus Central Pennsylvania.

Dane Walters, Marketing Director for the Juniata Business & Industrial Inc. stated “We are excited to support this great organization specializing in helping economic development in Central PA. We are looking forward to working together for the people of Juniata County to bring jobs to our community. Supporting the regional approach to market Central Pennsylvania is a secure investment for effective promotion of the region and aligns well with JBI’s mission to enhance the economic and social well-being of Juniata County by fostering, developing, and supporting efforts to provide employment, attract business and industry, and generally to promote the improvement of the attractiveness of Juniata County.”  

Juniata Business and Industry, Inc. recently completed the acquisition of additional acreage at the Juniata County Industrial Park, a designated Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) free of state and local taxes until 2028. The Industrial Park will have additional lots with water, sewer and roadway infrastructure.

“This support from Juniata Business & Industry Inc. 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 JBI’s investment in our efforts to bring new business to our region and look forward to continuing our positive relationship”. Jennifer Myers, Chair of Focus Central Pennsylvania.

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 about Focus contact: Lauren Bryson, Executive Director, Focus Central PA * www.FocusCentralPA.org

For more information about JBI contact: Dane Walters, Marketing Director, JBI * http://www.jbi.org, 287 East Industrial Drive, Suite 101 – Mifflintown, PA 17059 * 717.436.8201 – Email: jbi@jbi.org