Image Shown Left to Right: Diana Williams, North Shore; Todd Hunter, North Shore; Loni Martz Briner, North Shore; Lauren Bryson, Focus Central PA; Jeb Stotter, North Shore; and Joe Kantz, North Shore

Northumberland, PA – The North Shore Railroad Company (NSHR), rail freight service provider to the Central Pennsylvania region and proponent of community development, is investing $3,750 in Focus Central PA for regional promotion of the region to attract new investment.

Presenting the check to Lauren Bryson, Executive Director of Focus Central PA from North Shore Railroad Company & Affiliates was Diana Williams, Treasurer/Controller; Todd Hunter, Chief Marketing Officer; Loni Martz Briner, Public Relations & Media Manager; Jeb Stotter, President & CEO; and Joe Kantz, Business & Development Manager.

Jeb Stotter, says Focus is an essential investment. “Our company strives to be civic partners with the communities we serve, and Focus Central PA plays an important part role, joining in that mission. The work and commitment of Focus helps bring business to our region.”

Joe Kantz added, “I have had the opportunity to be a part of many economic development entities, and we are very fortunate to have FOCUS Central PA in our portfolio here in Central PA. Every business in our market who relies on the economic growth of our area should be an investor in this wonderful economic development marketing organization.”

For the past 36 years, NSHR, a privately owned company, has provided rail freight service to the six short line railroads they operate. These short line properties span across almost 250 miles of track. They are: the Juniata Valley Railroad, the Lycoming Valley Railroad, the Nittany & Bald Eagle Railroad, the North Shore Railroad, the Shamokin Valley Railroad, and the Union County Industrial Railroad. The company’s mission is to be the most customer focused and safest transportation system possible, provide quality regional rail freight service to customers in Central Pennsylvania, conduct our business with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism, and be responsible civic partners with the communities we serve.

“The quality rail service and infrastructure we have in the region is a significant competitive advantage for manufacturing and distribution prospects. It is of extreme value to have partners like North Shore Railroad engaged and supporting our efforts” said Bryson.

Focus Central Pennsylvania is part of a committed team in the region that is driving economic development for communities in Centre, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union, Snyder, and Mifflin communities. The mission of Focus is to effectively promote new corporate investment that results in growth of family sustaining jobs in the region by being a premier economic development marketing alliance for committed partners. 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.

For more information about Focus Central Pennsylvania, contact:

Lauren Bryson, 844.293.8719, lbryson@focuscentralpa.org