Top 5 Reasons Why Companies Invest in Central Pennsylvania!
In short…Central Pennsylvania has all you need to successfully grow your business with less congestion, lower costs and an incredible quality of life.
1. Best At Making and Moving PRODUCT
Central PA is in a prime northeast location to access major US and Canadian markets with an uncongested logistics network of highways, railways, and airports to move product efficiently. Available properties include existing industrial buildings and ready to build land sites with strong infrastructure, competitively priced with attractive financial and tax incentives. Long term, low cost, reliable energy resources abound. Billions of dollars in infrastructure investments are taking place to provide smart capacity in all areas of infrastructure. This region boasts an industrial site that is pre-approved to support a 2 million square foot facility, is tax free until 2027 and just minutes from Interstate 80! The rail infrastructure and service here in this part of Pennsylvania is second to none and a competitive advantage to any industry that utilizes rail.
2. World Class Innovation and Technology Resources
Central PA is proudly home to 8 colleges and universities that have over 74,000 students enrolled and several premier technical institutions including the Pennsylvania College of Technology Plastics Innovation & Resource Center providing an incredible talent pool, globally recognized training, research and development. A vast network exists in Central PA of educational institutions, research and technology organizations that provide dedicated resources to advance industry.
Central PA is widely recognized by employers as a prime location for a dedicated, hardworking talent force that has ingenuity and pride. There are over 25,000 businesses employing over 290,000 people with strong community support for manufacturing and growth of economic opportunities. Productive and more importantly reliable, hardworking and smart talent is available in Central Pennsylvania.
…GAF chose to build a second plant in the New Columbia area (Central Pennsylvania) because of what he calls a “talented workforce,” excellent rail service and proximity to an interstate highway and its customer base in the Northeast… Andy Hilton, Chief Communications Officer, GAF.
4. In Good Company – Central Pennsylvania Success Stories
Central PA is proudly home to incredible small and large companies that are quality employers, community neighbors and growing.
“SEKISUI Polymer Innovations is committed to continued investments in central Pennsylvania because of access to an incredible natural resource – the talented, creative, and engaged people of central Pennsylvania. Our business model depends on advanced manufacturing skills. The combination of state support and local commitment to workforce development makes this the ideal location to manufacture next generation materials for growing global markets like aviation, mass transit, medical devices, robotics, and autonomous vehicles.” —Ronn Cort, President and COO, Sekisui SPI
5. Quality of Life & Investment in the Future
Central PA provides the families that call this region home high quality education options, affordable living options and an outstanding quality of life. There are billions of dollars in public and private investments in infrastructure taking place in Central Pennsylvania for smart growth!