Industry in Central Pennsylvania

Central Pennsylvania has a dynamic and diverse industry base with over 17,000 businesses. In 2018, the leading industries in the Central Region were Health Care and Social Services, Retail, Manufacturing, and Accommodation and Food Services. Top regional employers include Penn State University, Geisinger, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Weis, Federal Government, Wal-Mart, Mount Nittany Medical Center, and Knoebels. Top manufacturing employers in the region include Restek, Ritz-Craft, Standard Steel, Wood-Mode, Weis, Conagra, Wise and Great Dane.

Industry Clusters in Advanced Manufacturing:

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Leading Employers and Industries: 

The Top 50 Employers and Industries list the largest employers and largest industries ranked by number of employees by County.