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P ennsylvania Bedford County Development Association Bedford County Business Park II Beckons

fter years of prepara- tion, Bedford County is now offering a 75- acre pad-ready site in Bedford County Business Park II. “BCDA’s efforts to prepare a pad-ready site will eliminate months of site preparation and permitting approvals for future buyers,” said Doug gerber , Chair of the Bedford County Development As- sociation . The site has land develop- ment approval for a 780,000 s/f building and NPDES (Na- tional Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) approval. A

Ample water, sewer, gas and electric utilities are available. Additionally, it has been desig-

PA Secretary of Community and Economic Development Dennis Davin attended a

sites that are ready to put a building on right away.” Adjacent to three interstates (I-70/76 and I-99), the site of- fers prime access to markets in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Distances to cities include: Harrisburg/Carlisle – 90 miles, Pittsburgh - 100 miles, Washington DC/Baltimore – 140 miles, Philadelphia – 200 miles and NYC - 270 miles. Walmart opened an 850,000- s/f food distribution center in Bedford County in 1998 and currently employs more than 800 people. Gary Brasseur, general manager of the DC,

notes, “The greatest advantage of doing business in Bedford County is our people…Our associates are the reason we have won DC of the Year hon- ors six times.” REI has a 525,000-s/f distri- bution center located adjacent to the pad-ready site. Tina molsk i, director of Operations – DC East, said “We were look- ing for an amazing workforce and we found it here in Bed- ford County. We have found employees that work hard, share their ideas and have a sincere desire to succeed personally as well as help us succeed as a business.” Bedford County’s workforce, per the 2015 US Census Bu- reau, has 10,600 “out-com- muters” people who live in the county yet work outside of the county. Bedford County is also home to the beautiful Omni Bedford Springs Resort and Spa as well as an impressive array of manufacturers including Kennametal, JLG, LB Fos- ter, Rockland Manufacturing, MDL, Defiance Metal Prod- ucts, Bedford Reinforced Plas- tics, CaptiveAire and others. For more information, in- cluding a drone video of the site, go to www.bcda.org. or contact Bette Slayton, Presi- dent, BCDA, at 814-623-4816 or slayton@bcda.org. n Navigating the Regulatory World of stormwater . . . yield a project advocate and aid in securing a more timely approval. Lastly, there is no substi- tute for a well thought-out, concise design. The project’s design, plans, applications, and reports need to be clear and easily understood by the decision makers. Presenting the necessary information in the format requested will help the regulators remain focused on what is important and help expedite the review process to gain approvals. More often than not, creat- ing outcomes in the regula- tory environment requires a unique combination of technical knowledge and in- terpersonal skills. len F. Bradley, III, PE is supervisor of Engineer- ing at Rgs Associates, Inc. n continued from page 3C

“The greatest advantage of doing business in Bedford County is our people…Our associates are the reason we have won DC of the Year honors six times.” Gary Brasseur, General Manager, Bedford Distribution Center

nated a Keystone Opportunity Zone which means meaningful tax savings through 2025.

“Ready for Business” event at the site noting, “In our experi- ence companies are looking for

Now Available Fully Permitted Pad Ready Site Bedford County Business Park II WWW.BCDA.ORG

• 75-acres Pad Ready • Keystone Opportunity Zone – tax abatements through 2025 • Fully Permitted - up to a 780,000 SF Facility; Permitted by All State & Local Agencies. • $55,000/acre

• Home of REI & Wal-Mart (food) Distribution Centers • At the Intersections of I-99 and I-70/76 (PA Turnpike )

Contact: Bedford County Development Association (BCDA) Bette Slayton, President / Terri Brumbaugh, Vice President 1 Corporate Drive, Suite 101, Bedford, PA 15522

Phone: 814 623.4816

Toll Free: 800 634.8610

Fax: 814 623.6455

Email: info@bcda.org


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