Stretching for five miles along Route 924 with nearly 60 industries and more than 9,000 employees, Humboldt is the largest industrial park in Greater Hazleton.
The 3,000-acre Humboldt Industrial Park is located just off Exit 143 of Interstate 81 along State Route 924.
There are ideal sites for all types of businesses - manufacturing, warehouse/distribution, retail/commercial and even corporate and back offices.
The advantages to locating in Humboldt Industrial Park aren't limited to the great location, in-place infrastructure and available workforce. Many sites in the park are designated Keystone Opportunity Zones (KOZ) which allows qualified companies to enjoy forgiveness from most state and local taxes through 2017 and, in some cases, 2019.
This original, well-established section of the park is nearly full, but some vacancies still exist. Current tenants include Amazon.com, The Hershey Company, Aryzta, Graham Packaging, Nature's Bounty Co., Tech Packaging and American Eagle Outfitters, the largest facility in Humboldt Industrial Park.
This section opened in the late 1990s and is also nearly full. Office Depot, the first tenant to Humboldt West, kicked off the development by building its largest distribution center here. Brake Parts Inc., Cargill Meat Solutions, FedEx Supply Chain, Michaels and First Quality Nonwovens also call this section home.
One of the newer phases of the park, Humboldt North was designed with industry in mind. Building upon the past successes of Humboldt, the park was developed with rail-served sites and infrastructure “to the curb” as a competitive advantage in assisting industries access new and existing markets quickly, efficiently and cost effectively. This strategy paid off well... as soon as the roads, infrastructure and utilities were completed, the sites began selling. Humboldt North is the home of companies such as Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate (formerly Archer Daniels Midland), AutoZone, E.S. Kluft & Co., Gonnella Frozen Products and U.S. Cold Storage. Many sites are still available, and most have been designated as a Keystone Opportunity Zones (KOZ), which eliminates most state and local taxes throughout 2017.
Like the other development phases of Humboldt, this tax-free KOZ section has all infrastructure and utilities in place. One industrial site remains available in this section of Humboldt – while another site adjacent to Humboldt Station that is zoned commercial is also available. Tootsie Roll Industries, as part of Humboldt East and Residence Inn by Marriott, Sonic Drive In and Burger King fast food restaurants, and Turkey Hill gas/convenience store, which are part of Humboldt Station, are also located in this section of Humboldt.
This new phase of Humboldt has been tentatively subdivided to accommodate larger manufacturing and distribution projects. The first entrance to Humboldt Northwest at Scotch Pine Drive and is a 91 acre site ideal for larger manufacturing or distribution projects. The remaining sites are being planned for future development. Humboldt Northwest is approved as a Keystone Opportunity Zone, eliminating most state and local taxes through Dec. 31, 2019.