Pennsylvania has a rich history as one of the top manufacturing states in the country. It routinely receives high rankings in national polls for the benefits in operations, logistics and infrastructure that manufacturers, including those in the food processing industry, find when they choose to locate their businesses. Greater Hazleton amplifies those benefits through its strategic location to major transportation routes, lower operating costs and its skilled workforce.
Pennsylvania recently ranked in the top 10 in a national poll across five crucial industry categories including manufacturing, infrastructure and exports. Business Facilities’ Annual Rankings Report placed PA sixth in the “Top Manufacturing States” category, which measures employment totals for manufacturing jobs; fifth in the “Infrastructure Upgrades” category and 10th in the “Exports” category.
CAN DO Vice President Joseph Lettiere was named board chairman for Penn’s Northeast, a regional economic development marketing organization that works to assist businesses in locating throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania including Luzerne, Lackawanna, Monroe, Wayne and Schuylkill counties.
The goal of Penn’s Northeast is to attract quality employers to Northeastern PA. The organization’s mission is to enhance the region’s economy through new investments, job creation and increasing the amount of potential business opportunities for regional businesses through targeted business recruitment and unique lead generation activities. Penn’s Northeast does this in part by promoting the region’s assets to regional, national and international businesses.
Lettiere said he is looking forward to working with Penn’s Northeast President/CEO John L Augustine III to take the organization to a new level.
Coordinated Health, a privately held, physician-owned acute care hospital network in eastern Pennsylvania, with a current location at Church Hill Mall, broke ground in August on a 42,000 square-foot state-of-the-art medical campus and ambulatory surgical center in Humboldt Station at the intersection of Route 924 and Interstate 81.
The six-acre facility in Humboldt Station will give Coordinated Health prime visibility along Interstate 81 and is adjacent to the 3,000-acre Humboldt Industrial Park, one of the largest industrial parks in Pennsylvania, with 10,000 employees and 60 companies.
Located directly along the I-81 corridor in Northeast Pennsylvania and just minutes from I-80, Greater Hazleton offers an ideal location, just two hours to New York City and Philadelphia and within a day's drive of half the nation's population.