Image: Shown left to right:  Tracie Witter, PPL Electric Utilities and Lauren Bryson, Focus Central Pennsylvania at Great Stream Commons.  Great Stream Commons is an industrial and business park designated as a Keystone Opportunity Zone and marketed by Focus to prospective businesses.

Allenwood, PA – Focus Central Pennsylvania received $1,000 from PPL Electric Utilities to support the mission of Focus to attract and support expansion of capital investment that creates quality career opportunities for the families of Central Pennsylvania. The investment was presented by PPL’s Regional Affairs Director, Tracie Witter to Focus Central Pennsylvania‘s Executive Director, Lauren Bryson at the site of one of the region’s premier industrial business parks, Great Stream Commons. This site features lots available from 5 to 56 acres and the ability to handle up to a 2 million square foot facility. Great Stream Commons is located on Highway 15 just 4 miles north of Interstate 80 at the New Columbia interchange. The Park is a designated Keystone Opportunity Zone thru 2027 and offers full infrastructure, including municipal water & sewer, natural gas, electricity and is rail served.

“Delivering safe and reliable electric service is just a part of our commitment to the communities PPL Electric Utilities serves,” said Tracie Witter, PPL’s regional affairs director. “As a founding partner in Focus, PPL helps create strong and healthy communities where business and residential customers thrive.”

PPL Electric Utilities provides electric delivery service to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses in Pennsylvania and ranks among the best utility companies in the country for customer service and reliability. With 2,300 employees, PPL Electric Utilities is a major employer in the communities it serves. It is a subsidiary of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL). For more information, visit www.pplelectric.com.

“Focus Central Pennsylvania’s efforts to attract quality investment and companies providing career opportunities are possible because of the generous investments and support from PPL Electric Utilities. Investors in Focus recognize that smart economic growth is achieved through collaboration, regional partnerships and effective promotion of what Central Pennsylvania has to offer growing companies” Focus Executive Director Lauren Bryson said.

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 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 expand.  This work helps our communities become an even greater place to live and work.