12C — February 14 - 27, 2014 — Pennsylvania — Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal


www.marejournal.com P ennsylvania S potlight W estern By Randy Seitz, Penn-Northwest Development Corporation Penn-Northwest Development Corp. celebrates investment & job growth in Mercer County W hat an exciting year fiscal year 2012/2013 was for the Penn- Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal — Pennsylvania — February 14 - 27, 2014 — 12C

in the amount of $106,162,353; the retention and/or creation of 1,003 jobs; and an increase in membership funds collected of 27%. New industry projects during FY 12/13 included As- tralloy Steel Products, Davis Alloys, Precision Castparts Corp., Levey & Co./Kohl’s, RJR Alloys, Noise Solutions & Pen- nex Aluminum. Local industry projects included GE Trans- portation, Ellwood Crankshaft and Machine, Sharon Fence, Zero Error Racing, Northeast Industrial Manufacturing, Wendell August Forge, Com- munity Counseling, Sunbelt Transformer and Advanced Fiberglass Services. All of the above named companies were honored with Economic Impact Awards at Penn-Northwest’s annual meeting. Penn-Northwest has contin- ued to develop its marketing campaign which introduces

Mercer County as a low cost alternative for corporate expan- sion and developed the “Make it in! Mercer County, Pennsyl- vania” brand. As PNDC reaches out to prospective companies looking to grow, expand or start a business, we communicate the message that if companies like General Electric and Joy Cone choose to “Make it in! Mercer County,” they can, too. Penn-Northwest is seeing results from the marketing campaign and its new approach to economic development. At a recent board meeting, staff re- ported that over 500 leads have been generated, resulting in 50 proposals and 6 site visits. Penn-Northwest would like to take this opportunity to thank its membership, board of directors and committee members who volunteer their time to assist in the promotion of Mercer County. To learn

more about membership, about how we can help make your corporate expansion a reality and about how you can help show others that they, too, can “Make it in! Mercer County,” call Penn-Northwest or visit www.penn-northwest.com. For more information, con- tact Randy Seitz , President/ CEO, Penn-Northwest De- velopment Corporation , 724-662-3705. About Penn-Northwest As Mercer County’s lead economic development agency, Penn-Northwest Development Corporation (PNDC) strives to benefit our region and make our community a better place. Penn-Northwest’s business is to ensure the businesses throughout Mercer County succeed, thereby ensuring the economic vitality of our region. We serve as a strategic part- ner to help new and existing

businesses Make it in! Mercer County. PNDC was established in 1985 as a 501 (c)(3) private, non-profit, economic develop- ment corporation. Our mission is to attract new business and industrial investment, provide outreach and retention services to support the retention and ex- pansion of value added business and industry, and provide coor- dination and support services for economic development in the Mercer County, PA region. Since we started, PNDC has participated in more than 400 Development, Expansion, Re- tention and Community proj- ects, resulting in the creation of over 8,000 new jobs and the retention of over 13,000 jobs. The last 28 years of Economic and Community Development activity has resulted in nearly $1 billion in public/private in- vestment in the County. n

Northwest D e v e l o p - ment Cor- po r a t i on ! The Improve- ment Move- ment Teamat Penn-North- w e s t w a s very busy executing

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the organization’s first ever Program of Work, a compilation of activities that were instituted to focus Mercer County resourc- es toward reaching short-term goals while taking significant steps toward multi-year goals for economic development. In completing the goals and objectives of the FY 12/13 Pro- gram of Work, staff reported overall capital investment for new & local industry projects

Whether your company is involved in manufacturing, technology, logistics, health services, business services, shale gas exploration or retail, we can help! Mercer County, PA offers low-cost land, valuable infrastructure, low-cost labor and the right financial tools to make your corporate expansion an affordable reality. If companies like General Electric and Joy Cone choose to Mercer County, you can too!

Do you need low-cost land, skilled labor, tax free zones, and access to major markets?

• Over 500 acres of property available in Keystone Opportunity Zones, virtually tax free • Affordable business costs • Low-cost land • Educated workforce • Central transportation routes

• Lucrative local incentives • Available commercial and industrial facilities • Abundance of low-cost natural gas available

Expanding your business can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be!

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