Economic Development – Avance Economico http://avanceeconomico.com/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 21:02:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://avanceeconomico.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-7.png Economic Development – Avance Economico http://avanceeconomico.com/ 32 32 Huntsman World Senior Games continue legacy of strong community and economic growth in Southern Utah – St George News https://avanceeconomico.com/huntsman-world-senior-games-continue-legacy-of-strong-community-and-economic-growth-in-southern-utah-st-george-news/ Sat, 15 Jan 2022 21:02:02 +0000 https://avanceeconomico.com/huntsman-world-senior-games-continue-legacy-of-strong-community-and-economic-growth-in-southern-utah-st-george-news/ ST. GEORGE- Ssince its creation in 1987, the average number of athletes participating each year and the average annual economic impact generated by the Huntsman Senior World Games have steadily increased. Huntsman World Senior Games CEO Kyle Case speaks on the economic impact of games, St. George, Utah, January 13, 2022 | Photo by E. […]]]>

ST. GEORGE- Ssince its creation in 1987, the average number of athletes participating each year and the average annual economic impact generated by the Huntsman Senior World Games have steadily increased.

Huntsman World Senior Games CEO Kyle Case speaks on the economic impact of games, St. George, Utah, January 13, 2022 | Photo by E. George Goold, St. George News

When the games resume in October, the Huntsman World Senior Games will attract more than 11,000 athletes aged 50 and over, as well as more than $20 million in direct economic impact.

This will be the 35th anniversary edition of games created by John Morgan.

CEO Kyle Case spoke during one of the Southern Utah Economic Development Summit breakout sessions Thursday morning at the Dixie Convention Center.

He told a small group of business and civic leaders that the annual event in Greater Zion has always been a constant economic driver for the entire region.

“It’s been that way from the very beginning,” Case said. “It was a priority. This is not the only objective. But we are interested in following and also being part of the economic engine here in our community.

He added that last year’s games generated $20.489 million in direct economic impact over the event’s two-week period.

As St. George News reports, games returned last October after taking a year off due to the first wave of the pandemic.

“It’s just an incredible opportunity for us to continue to tell our story of the impact the games have on the region,” Case told St. George News after the presentation.

Case said he doesn’t think the games have to compete with other marquee events in St. George, like the St. George Marathon, the various Ironman races and an active local sports scene.

“The cake is big enough for everyone,” Case said. “And I love how our community has always and continues to work together.”

He went on to say that the games work closely with Ironman and the marathon to promote an active lifestyle.

Ruby Parkin Earl (center), granddaughter of John and Karen Huntsman, holds the torch during the opening ceremony of the Huntsman World Senior Games, St. George, Utah, October 5, 2021 | Photo by E. George Goold, St. George News

Case told the story of the games and said what he learned in his 15 years with the organization applies to the business world as well.

“It’s a team sport,” Case said. “We really need everyone to do their part. It’s a beautiful thing when it comes together. We have been blessed to have been part of this process here in this area.

Laura Keefe was there with colleagues from the State Bank of Southern Utah. Before being at State Bank, he said she worked for Daisy and John Morgan in 1984.

“The Huntsman Senior Games has had a huge impact on Washington County and has for several years,” Keefe said.

Many athletes who participate in the games speak of the strong sense of community they feel in St. George, even though they are not from here.

“It’s true,” Keefe said. “It’s sad to say that we have to have people coming to visit our community to keep our economic situation healthy. So I think that just helps in all of this.

Copyright St.George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2022, all rights reserved.

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Staff costs hamper economic development program | News https://avanceeconomico.com/staff-costs-hamper-economic-development-program-news/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 05:45:00 +0000 https://avanceeconomico.com/staff-costs-hamper-economic-development-program-news/ Administrators of the Muskogee Redevelopment Authority came closer to reality after learning that staff costs for their new economic development program were exceeding resources. MRA trustees – the mayor and eight ward representatives – plan to meet in a second special meeting on Tuesday to discuss where they might find the additional funds. The amount […]]]>

Administrators of the Muskogee Redevelopment Authority came closer to reality after learning that staff costs for their new economic development program were exceeding resources.

MRA trustees – the mayor and eight ward representatives – plan to meet in a second special meeting on Tuesday to discuss where they might find the additional funds. The amount remained unknown as of Thursday, but early estimates ranged up to $325,000 for personnel and office claims.

This amount would be in addition to the more than $288,000 transferred in December to the MRA, the balance of which city councilors appropriated for economic development operations in fiscal year 2022. There are two additional pots in the economic development fund, but the use is restricted.

MRA Director of Economic Development Leon Davis presented his proposals for staffing the new economic development program on January 7 at a special meeting. The scope and cost of his proposal surprised administrators — Davis arrived hoping he would get the go-ahead for at least two contract positions on an agenda item that only allowed personnel management.

The Mayor of Trustees, Marlon Coleman, President of the MRA, steered the discussion away from rushing a decision. He said administrators need to take the time to gather all the information, “and we’re getting everything we need to make that happen.”

Davis’ proposal includes adding six staffed positions to the MRA’s economic development program. Two of those positions, he said, would be entrepreneurs with highly specialized skills.

Davis expressed concern about the delay in getting permission to hire these contractors. He said that any delay could render these services unavailable saying that these services may not be available later.

Davis said Thursday that the two positions for which he recruits contractors could become permanent as the program evolves. People in these positions, he said, must have the skills to “empower individuals” and help them “navigate the system” so they don’t fail when starting businesses.

“This structure is designed to educate and enable citizens to engage in a higher level of participation,” Davis said. “It’s something new, it’s something that will evolve, but I have a good idea of ​​what it should be.”

While Davis concurred with the staffing needs, the trustees preferred deliberation over a hasty effort to find funds.

“We’ve gone too far – we wanted to achieve some goals, and it’s going to cost us a little bit more money – and that’s what we’re going to have to do,” Deputy Mayor Derrick Reed said, pleading for more. information and time. before making decisions. “We have Mr. Davis here with a new vision, and we have to find a way to get to this point…, but we have a lot of work to do.”

MRA trustees are due to meet to discuss potential funding options at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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Xinjiang Integrated Industrial Park Promotes Economic Development-Xinhua https://avanceeconomico.com/xinjiang-integrated-industrial-park-promotes-economic-development-xinhua/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 12:40:10 +0000 https://avanceeconomico.com/xinjiang-integrated-industrial-park-promotes-economic-development-xinhua/ A staff member works at an electronics company at the Integrated Industrial Park in Moyu County of Hotan, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, January 11, 2022. Located on the southern edge of the desert From Taklimakan, Moyu was once an impoverished county with little arable land and weak industrial base. In recent years, Moyu […]]]>

A staff member works at an electronics company at the Integrated Industrial Park in Moyu County of Hotan, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, January 11, 2022. Located on the southern edge of the desert From Taklimakan, Moyu was once an impoverished county with little arable land and weak industrial base. In recent years, Moyu County has been striving to attract investment as an engine of industrial development, constantly optimize the industrial structure and build an integrated industrial park with the entire industrial chain of hosiery and clothing. electronic, effectively promoting economic development and increasing the income of locals. people. So far, Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park has established 17 enterprises and provided more than 3,000 jobs. (Xinhua / Ding Lei)

Staff members work at a medical equipment factory in the Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park in Hotan, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, January 11, 2022. Located on the southern edge of the desert From Taklimakan, Moyu was once a poor county with little arable land and a weak industrial base. In recent years, Moyu County has been striving to attract investment as an engine of industrial development, constantly optimize the industrial structure and build an integrated industrial park with the entire industrial chain of hosiery and clothing. electronic, effectively promoting economic development and increasing the income of locals. people. So far, Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park has established 17 enterprises and provided more than 3,000 jobs. (Xinhua / Ding Lei)

Staff members work at a garment factory in the Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park in Hotan, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, January 11, 2022. Located on the southern edge of the desert of Taklimakan, Moyu was once a poor county with little arable land and weak industrial foundation. In recent years, Moyu County has been striving to attract investment as an engine of industrial development, constantly optimize the industrial structure and build an integrated industrial park with the entire industrial chain of hosiery and clothing. electronic, effectively promoting economic development and increasing the income of locals. people. So far, Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park has established 17 enterprises and provided more than 3,000 jobs. (Xinhua / Ding Lei)

A staff member works at a textile factory in the Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park in Hotan, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, January 11, 2022. Located on the southern edge of the Taklimakan Desert , Moyu was once a poor county with little arable land and a weak industrial base. In recent years, Moyu County has been striving to attract investment as an engine of industrial development, constantly optimize the industrial structure and build an integrated industrial park with the entire industrial chain of hosiery and clothing. electronic, effectively promoting economic development and increasing the income of locals. people. So far, Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park has established 17 enterprises and provided more than 3,000 jobs. (Xinhua / Ding Lei)

Staff members work at a medical equipment factory in the Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park in Hotan, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, January 11, 2022. Located on the southern edge of the desert From Taklimakan, Moyu was once a poor county with little arable land and a weak industrial base. In recent years, Moyu County has been striving to attract investment as an engine of industrial development, constantly optimize the industrial structure and build an integrated industrial park with the entire industrial chain of hosiery and clothing. electronic, effectively promoting economic development and increasing the income of locals. people. So far, Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park has established 17 enterprises and provided more than 3,000 jobs. (Xinhua / Ding Lei)

A staff member works at an electronics factory in the Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park in Hotan, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Jan. 11, 2022. Located on the southern edge of the Taklimakan Desert, Moyu was once a poor county with little arable land and weak industrial base. In recent years, Moyu County has been striving to attract investment as an engine of industrial development, constantly optimize the industrial structure and build an integrated industrial park with the entire industrial chain of hosiery and clothing. electronic, effectively promoting economic development and increasing the income of locals. people. So far, Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park has established 17 enterprises and provided more than 3,000 jobs. (Xinhua / Ding Lei)

A staff member works at a textile factory in the Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park in Hotan, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, January 11, 2022. Located on the southern edge of the Taklimakan Desert , Moyu was once a poor county with little arable land and a weak industrial base. In recent years, Moyu County has been striving to attract investment as an engine of industrial development, constantly optimize the industrial structure and build an integrated industrial park with the entire industrial chain of hosiery and clothing. electronic, effectively promoting economic development and increasing the income of locals. people. So far, Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park has established 17 enterprises and provided more than 3,000 jobs. (Xinhua / Ding Lei)

Aerial photo taken on Jan.11, 2022 shows the Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park in Hotan, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Located on the southern edge of the Taklimakan Desert, Moyu was once an impoverished county with little arable land and a weak industrial base. In recent years, Moyu County has been striving to attract investment as an engine of industrial development, constantly optimize the industrial structure and build an integrated industrial park with the entire industrial chain of hosiery and clothing. electronic, effectively promoting economic development and increasing the income of locals. people. So far, Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park has established 17 enterprises and provided more than 3,000 jobs. (Xinhua / Ding Lei)

A staff member works at a garment factory in the Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park in Hotan, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, January 11, 2022. Located on the southern edge of the desert of Taklimakan, Moyu was once a poor county with little arable land and weak industrial base. In recent years, Moyu County has been striving to attract investment as an engine of industrial development, constantly optimize the industrial structure and build an integrated industrial park with the entire industrial chain of hosiery and clothing. electronic, effectively promoting economic development and increasing the income of locals. people. So far, Moyu County Integrated Industrial Park has established 17 enterprises and provided more than 3,000 jobs. (Xinhua / Ding Lei)

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Destiniee Jaram Joins Asheboro Newspaper as Business Journalist https://avanceeconomico.com/destiniee-jaram-joins-asheboro-newspaper-as-business-journalist/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 12:30:25 +0000 https://avanceeconomico.com/destiniee-jaram-joins-asheboro-newspaper-as-business-journalist/ Hi all of you! My name is Destiniee Jaram – pronounced Destiny (I get this question often). I’m the new business development and data reporter for the Courier-Tribune. I’m from “The Land” also known as Cleveland, Ohio. I have spent the past five years reporting in the Appalachian Mountains of Ohio, where I discovered power […]]]>

Hi all of you! My name is Destiniee Jaram – pronounced Destiny (I get this question often). I’m the new business development and data reporter for the Courier-Tribune. I’m from “The Land” also known as Cleveland, Ohio.

I have spent the past five years reporting in the Appalachian Mountains of Ohio, where I discovered power and fell in love with local journalism. I have always been called upon to journalism in an intuitive way. Some would say that I am naturally a perfect candidate for journalism: a sympathetic, curious, compassionate, curious, detail-oriented, perfectionist.

As a teenager, I remember watching excessively media coverage of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old gunned down by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 for hours. I felt frustrated, bored, and confused as to why reporters, after 36 hours of coverage, seemed to ask the same five questions over and over again.

The questions focused only on what had happened or what was happening, something that the 24/7 news cycle had already established. I thirsted for depth and nuance, for the context of the communities in which these deaths occurred; I thought I had better questions to ask.

As the 15-year-old daughter of a working-class single mother, I didn’t realize I could ask the questions until later in my life.

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Mapping scholarship data is crucial for broadband grant https://avanceeconomico.com/mapping-scholarship-data-is-crucial-for-broadband-grant/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 19:43:00 +0000 https://avanceeconomico.com/mapping-scholarship-data-is-crucial-for-broadband-grant/ AUBURN, Neb. (KOLN) – Ken Edwards, senior member of the Auburn Economic Development Board, says it’s not hard to get testimonials in rural Nebraska about frustration with internet speeds, but solutions use data real. Head of UNL’s Rural Futures Institute’s Fellowship Oliver Borchers Williams and Michael Dwiggins, who serve the Southeastern Development District of Nebraska, […]]]>

AUBURN, Neb. (KOLN) – Ken Edwards, senior member of the Auburn Economic Development Board, says it’s not hard to get testimonials in rural Nebraska about frustration with internet speeds, but solutions use data real.

Head of UNL’s Rural Futures Institute’s Fellowship Oliver Borchers Williams and Michael Dwiggins, who serve the Southeastern Development District of Nebraska, provided this data for a recent grant to pay half the costs of Pinpoint Communications to install a $ 2 million fiber optic cable along Highway 75 to connect Nemaha County to the Otoe County lines.

“They’re doing data mapping and that was extremely critical for this application,” Edwards said.

The reality for rural homes is that installing high speed fiber optic can cost thousands of dollars per mile and the highest quality 96 strand fiber optic can cost up to $ 30,000 per mile. Providers see the economic sense of construction for densely populated areas, so fellows sought out grants available through American Recovery funds.

“It created a bridge for that gap, so communities could afford better wholesale internet,” Edwards said. “Our goal was to identify underserved areas and find the best ways to serve them. “

He said the request has been challenged by current providers who claim the service is already adequate.

“Michael and Oliver’s test data showed that Internet service is far below what many people pay or even below the federal minimum of what providers are supposed to offer, therefore, by building Highway 75 and by connecting to Otoe County, it creates a loop so that if the internet goes down in Tecumseh, southeast Nebraska doesn’t lose the internet, ”Edwards said.

ADC says many residents of Nemaha County do not have high-speed internet. Actual download speeds are around 12 megabytes, less than half of the federal minimum of 25 megabytes.

“It was a big win that took a lot of work,” said Edwards. “Oliver and Michael worked tirelessly with map data just… because the grant was challenged, so we had to prove it worked. “

He said work will continue this year to start expanding fiber optics to 180 homes along the highway and in cities like Julian and Peru.

ADC encourages residents to test their internet speeds at nebraskaspeedtest.org

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The city council is looking for candidates for 2 new economic development councils https://avanceeconomico.com/the-city-council-is-looking-for-candidates-for-2-new-economic-development-councils/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 01:11:43 +0000 https://avanceeconomico.com/the-city-council-is-looking-for-candidates-for-2-new-economic-development-councils/ Hoover City Council is seeking 12 people to fill positions on two newly created city councils related to economic development – the Hoover Commercial Development Authority and the Hoover Downtown Redevelopment Authority. The two entities, which were created by the council in August, have similar goals but some differences, said Greg Knighton, the city’s economic […]]]>

Hoover City Council is seeking 12 people to fill positions on two newly created city councils related to economic development – the Hoover Commercial Development Authority and the Hoover Downtown Redevelopment Authority.

The two entities, which were created by the council in August, have similar goals but some differences, said Greg Knighton, the city’s economic developer.

A downtown redevelopment authority may provide credit to provide loans to any person, corporation, partnership or other entity to cover the costs of industrial, commercial, office, parking, or residential projects within a 3 mile radius within the central business district of a city, Knighton said. .

A business development authority can spend money to acquire, own and / or rent a property to incentivize new business ventures and can make improvements to the property for the same purpose, he said.

A business development authority has a more defined list of types of projects that it can undertake. These include manufacturing, research and development, and shopping center projects, Knighton said.

While a downtown redevelopment authority can only be established to cover a three-mile radius from the center of a business district, a business development authority can work on projects across the city, a- he declared.

Hoover City Council can establish the boundaries of a downtown redevelopment authority district, Knighton said. If a pin was placed at the intersection of US 31 and Patton Chapel Road, that district would include the Lorna Road area, US corridor 31, Bluff Park and the Riverchase Galleria, he said.

A downtown redevelopment authority is exempt from tax, including properties within the authority’s borders, Knighton said.

The new Hoover Commercial Development Authority is designed to have five people on its board, while the Hoover Downtown Redevelopment Authority is designed to have seven board members.

The Board is looking for people from certain industries to sit on each Board of Directors.

For the Commercial Development Authority, the council is looking for people to represent the financial / banking sector, the legal sector, the infrastructure / engineering sector and business development, real estate and the retail sector.

For the Downtown Redevelopment Authority, the board is seeking individuals to represent the financial / banking sector, the legal sector, the infrastructure / engineering sector, business development, the real estate and retail sector, and the sports, entertainment and marketing sector.

Applicants must designate which board they wish to sit on and which sector they represent.

Letters of Interest and Resumes should be hand delivered or emailed by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, and should be delivered to the Hoover Municipal Clerk’s Office at Hoover Town Hall at 100 Municipal Lane or emailed to cityclerk@hooveralabama.gov.

Hoover City Councilor Derrick Murphy said he was hopeful the council could appoint the two councils at the Jan. 18 council meeting.


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What is the Aitkin Chamber Econ Development Committee? | Business https://avanceeconomico.com/what-is-the-aitkin-chamber-econ-development-committee-business/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 01:00:47 +0000 https://avanceeconomico.com/what-is-the-aitkin-chamber-econ-development-committee-business/ In a recent article on the Aitkin County Economic Development Committee, Age said it was a county committee. Aitkin Chamber of Commerce executive director Taylor Erickson wasted no time in setting the record straight. “The meeting took place in the county and Aitkin County Economic Development Coordinator Mark Jeffers is the new chair of the […]]]>

In a recent article on the Aitkin County Economic Development Committee, Age said it was a county committee.

Aitkin Chamber of Commerce executive director Taylor Erickson wasted no time in setting the record straight.

“The meeting took place in the county and Aitkin County Economic Development Coordinator Mark Jeffers is the new chair of the committee, so it’s a completely understandable assumption,” she said.

The Aitkin Chamber of Commerce (chamber) is made up of paying businesses in Aitkin County.

“You become a member of the chamber by paying your annual membership fee. All committees are open to people who represent a member, ”said Erickson.

Taylor Erickson, Kari Paulsen, Lynne Jacobs, Cindy Chuhanic, Chad Gross, Kathleen Ryan, Mike Skrbich, Stacy Cluff, Mary Aulie, Dan Stifter, Stan Gustafson, Tami Jacobs and Mark Jeffers (Chair) are the current members of Economic Development for the bedroom. Committee.

“The mission of the Economic Development Committee is to showcase the many attributes that the town of Aitkin and its surroundings have to offer. We are committed to helping create economic development opportunities through the growth, expansion, retention and attraction of businesses by working in partnership to develop a climate conducive to sustaining the quality of life in the city of Aitkin and its surroundings. We are committed to creating a more vibrant and cultured community by:

• Serve as an intermediary between the commercial economic interests of Aitkin and the municipal government;

• Encourage the economic well-being and expansion of existing business enterprises located in the community of Aitkin;

• Responsibly assisting in the development of properties within Aitkin with the aim of improving the aesthetics of the town of Aitkin and its surroundings while providing additional income; and,

• Examine ordinances, policies and practices to determine their impact on existing and proposed business ventures.

In 2017, the chamber’s economic development committee began working with APEX to develop a strategic plan for the committee. The main growth opportunities were identified and the committee began to reduce the identified targets. Some of the goals and opportunities committees have worked since then:

• BRE – Business Retention and Expansion Visits, where businesses are interviewed to identify barriers to expansion and find solutions.

• Entrepreneur training

• Attraction, including the annual Tour of Opportunities event, where chamber members work with entrepreneurs to provide them with the resources and properties needed to open a business here. Another element of this is the emphasis on expanding broadband in the region – this is an important element in attracting businesses and residents.

• The branding and marketing plan involves working with the CLC marketing team to create logos and commercials for Aitkin. Logos and messaging are complete and will be rolled out in 2022.

• Recreation. The Aitkin waterways have been identified as a huge opportunity for tourism and economic stimulation. Some events have taken place on the rivers, like the successful (and free) Ripplesippi Paddle and Paddle Your Glass Off events. House committees are working with the state of Minnesota to establish a designated aquatic trail in Aitkin, as well as an orientation site on Great River Road, projects that will help with marketing, recognition and funding.

• Beyond the Status Quo is a committee whose objective is to help develop the talents already present in this community. The committee worked with the Blandin Foundation to build a cohort for the 2019 Blandin Leadership Program. Kari Paulsen, in particular, was instrumental in bringing this program to Aitkin.

• Lodging

• Workforce (this is a specific target for 2022)

• Members of the Legislative Outreach Chamber saw the need to connect economic players with lawmakers, as well as the need to really show lawmakers that Aitkin must be a priority for them. This is what inspired the House’s annual legislative luncheon.

To learn more about the Aitkin Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Committee, visit www.aitkin.com.


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Deer Park Lumber Expands Operations, Expects Job Growth in Pennsylvania | Business https://avanceeconomico.com/deer-park-lumber-expands-operations-expects-job-growth-in-pennsylvania-business/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://avanceeconomico.com/deer-park-lumber-expands-operations-expects-job-growth-in-pennsylvania-business/ Wyoming County, Pennsylvania – Deer Park Wood is a family-owned hardwood sawmill with national and international customers. The company expects growth over the next three years as part of a $ 10 million project to expand and modernize its manufacturing facility in Wyoming County. The growth will create 8 new jobs and retain 74 existing […]]]>

Wyoming County, Pennsylvania – Deer Park Wood is a family-owned hardwood sawmill with national and international customers. The company expects growth over the next three years as part of a $ 10 million project to expand and modernize its manufacturing facility in Wyoming County.

The growth will create 8 new jobs and retain 74 existing jobs, according to Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) secretary Dennis Davin.

“I congratulate Deer Park Lumber for choosing to farm in Pennsylvania,” Davin said. “Our prime location, natural resources and thriving manufacturing climate are attractive to growing businesses already here as well as businesses looking to establish their first operation in the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania is the best choice for manufacturers.

As part of its expansion project, Deer Park Lumber is installing a state-of-the-art automated bin sorter and an optimized filing system to streamline its material handling and operations processes. The company is making a significant investment in automation technology that will position it for long-term competitiveness.

“Deer Park Lumber has long been proud to be one of Tunkhannock County and Wyoming’s top family employers,” said Dan DiMeolo, Plant Manager, Deer Park Lumber.

“Our commitment to excellence grows knowing that the significant investment we make today secures the future of our company, our employees and their families in general. This expansion capital investment will significantly improve our production capabilities, which in turn will improve our competitive position in the global hardwood market. ”

Keystone College, located a few miles from Deer Park Lumber, will participate in the project by providing invaluable information technology expertise to the company as it grows and modernizes.

“Keystone College is proud to partner with Deer Park Lumber on this important economic development initiative,” said Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D., president of Keystone. “All of Wyoming County will benefit in so many ways as Deer Park creates new jobs and keeps existing ones. We are delighted to offer valuable expertise that will benefit our local community.

Deer Park Lumber received a funding proposal from DCED for a $ 3 million loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA), a $ 114,000 Pennsylvania First grant, and a Workforce Development Grant from $ 52,800 to help train new workers. The company has pledged to invest $ 10 million in the project.

In conjunction with this project, the Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission (NTRPDC) secured a $ 10,000 website internationalization grant for the company through the Office of Global Access Program. DCED’s International Business Development (OIBD), funded in part by the US Small Business Administration. . NTRPDC also worked through the authorized OIBD sales representative in Mexico to open additional markets for the company.

“We’re always excited to help any business grow their marketplace, but supporting a long-time member of our community is especially rewarding,” said Cynthia Traoré, International Trade Program Manager, NTRPDC. “We have an established relationship with Deer Park Lumber and look forward to supporting them in their current and future endeavors. ”

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the Governor and work with companies planning to locate or expand in Pennsylvania.

“Wyoming County is made up of companies built on growth and community,” said Gina Suydam, president and CEO of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce. “The Board of Trade is pleased to facilitate partnerships that provide businesses like Deer Park Lumber with the opportunity to achieve their expansion goals.

“Advocacy for state investment in our rural communities is essential to support local economic development,” said Senator Lisa Baker. “Deer Park Lumber is a recognized leader and an integral part of the hardwood industry supply chain. This substantial funding will help complete its planned expansion, and in turn, create and maintain many family support jobs. I look forward to witnessing the progress of this exciting project and seeing the future benefits it will bring to Wyoming County and our surrounding region.

Located in the endless mountains of Tunkhannock, Deer Park Lumber Inc. is a second generation family hardwood sawmill. The company purchases native hardwoods such as red oak, white oak, cherry, ash, hard and soft maple, beech, birch, poplar, lime, pine and hemlock from owners private woodlots and ships kiln-dried lumber domestically and internationally. Deer Park Lumber also has a team of professional foresters and provides forest management services.

For more information on the Governor’s Action Team, the International Business Development Office, or the Ministry of Community and Economic Development, visit the DCED website.

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Breweries good for local economies | News, Sports, Jobs https://avanceeconomico.com/breweries-good-for-local-economies-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 07:33:41 +0000 https://avanceeconomico.com/breweries-good-for-local-economies-news-sports-jobs/ It is relatively easy to recognize a thriving community. In many ways, the zone gives off an energy that makes people feel good. It often has a lot to do with what’s going on there. While this is usually not the first thing that comes to most people’s minds, some researchers claim that one of […]]]>

It is relatively easy to recognize a thriving community. In many ways, the zone gives off an energy that makes people feel good. It often has a lot to do with what’s going on there.

While this is usually not the first thing that comes to most people’s minds, some researchers claim that one of the most reliable ways to tell if a community is doing well or not is to find out if it has or not at least one craft brewery. These types of establishments present a particular type of entrepreneurs. They are passionate, innovative and attract a lot of clients who are mainly young and young at heart. These Patrons are the kind of people who bring exciting new ideas and energy to a community, often creating high levels of civic engagement and getting more people to work harder to improve their community. As a result, craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries are located in many of the best areas, especially in places undergoing revitalization.

In this regard, many communities in Chautauqua County are on the cutting edge. Craft breweries, distilleries, and wineries abound here. Part of the reason is that few other counties are home to so many raw ingredients needed for successful distillation. Home to endless vineyards and fertile farmland, Chautauqua County is the perfect location for this type of business.

In addition to all the reputable wineries dotted around the county, it is home to the Southern Tier Brewing Company, Big Inlet Brewing, Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing, Grace & Abe’s in Westfield and soon a newly approved brewery at Clarion in Dunkirk. The Growers Cooperative Grape Juice Co. is also one of the county’s biggest draws, and there’s always a lot going on at the Lake Erie Grape Discovery Center.

Some local breweries, distilleries, and wineries have created outdoor spaces and sponsored outdoor events during the pandemic to make their customers feel safer, but they all draw fans from near and far throughout the year. year by offering unique and exciting experiences for their clients. Many offer tastings, allowing locals and tourists to taste their products before buying them. Some people choose to buy locally made drinks to consume on the spot while others take them to enjoy at home or as a gift.

These establishments breathe life into our communities. Some people go for a change of pace. However, many wineries, breweries, and distilleries are becoming community hubs where people meet regularly, meet new people, and enjoy the company of good friends. They provide a warm and welcoming social experience and make people want to spend more time there. In addition to being popular gathering places, they also become sources of local pride and identity.

Community economic development actors, such as the Local Economic Development Committee of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation, see wineries, breweries and distilleries as the engines of economic development that they are. Some communities across the country are reborn with new innovative breweries, distilleries and wineries. These businesses stimulate tourism and make people want to settle here, thus strengthening our local economy. They are boosting employment in the leisure industry, hospitality and agriculture, especially in rural areas like those in Chautauqua County, encouraging other businesses to open nearby as they attract so many people close by. and by far.

The brightest future for the Chautauqua County economy is to encourage people living here to stay while attracting more young people to settle here. What could be better than passing thrilling places like these?

Let’s drink to that!

Patty Hammond is Economic Development Coordinator at the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation. The Local Economic Development Initiative (DEL) is a standing committee of the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF). Send your comments or suggestions to Patty Hammond at phammond@nccfoundation.org

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Lake Wylie SC Economic Development 2022 on Hospitality, Healthcare https://avanceeconomico.com/lake-wylie-sc-economic-development-2022-on-hospitality-healthcare/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 16:42:10 +0000 https://avanceeconomico.com/lake-wylie-sc-economic-development-2022-on-hospitality-healthcare/ Susan Bromfield has been President of the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce for 30 years. Jean Marc jmarks@heraldonline.com Wylie Lake Editor’s Note: Today, The Herald begins a series of articles on economic development activity in some key areas of York County, both in 2021 and 2022. Answers have been edited for space. Lake Wylie is […]]]>

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Susan Bromfield has been President of the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce for 30 years.

jmarks@heraldonline.com

Editor’s Note: Today, The Herald begins a series of articles on economic development activity in some key areas of York County, both in 2021 and 2022. Answers have been edited for space.

Lake Wylie is a growing expanse of real estate between Charlotte and northwest York County. It is a connection point with direct routes to Clover, York and Rock Hill, as well as Gaston County in North Carolina. In recent years, the trend has been to increase the number of people and new businesses.

Susan Bromfield is President of the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce. She has three decades tracking the business pulse of the York County unincorporated area.

From healthcare to assisted living, a new hotel and even more new home construction, this is what Bromfield is seeing in his area:

What are some of the biggest business openings, projects or success stories in Lake Wylie for 2021?

I think the biggest business success stories in Lake Wylie for 2021 have been how our businesses have navigated, adapted and met the challenges created by operating, growing and flourishing during a pandemic year. We started 2021 without a vaccine and without knowing exactly how to plan and adapt. Over the year, plans were made and businesses adapted to meet the circumstances. Our restaurants have grown to create a permanent and attractive outdoor dining space. River Hills Country Club has adapted and created a backyard cruise ship atmosphere with its creative outdoor activities for kids and adults alike. There were movies on the green, viewing Christmas decor from a golf cart along the cart tracks, date night with wine tasting along the cart track, take out meals every night with a theme and atmosphere to complement everyday choices. There was no end to the ideas of providing safe meals, activities and recreation as people worked from home or stayed close to home. Grocery stores and drugstores have increased delivery and pick-up options.

The challenges across the community were met with creativity, thinking outside the box and creating a business and community attitude of helping and supporting each other and our less fortunate neighbors. The generous spirit shone throughout the community as our businesses and neighbors helped each other. There were food drives and “blessing boxes” that were built and filled and filled so that those in need could access food and other items. Lowe’s has grown and added to its building to open a rental service with a lot of large equipment that can be rented at a reasonable price. Tractor Supply Co. bought land and built a new business in Lake Wylie which opened on December 18th. Papa Doc’s Shore Club adapted and created more outdoor space and offered a food delivery service to the boats at the dock. The Copper Premium Pub has expanded the outdoor dining areas, creating a permanent ambiance that draws diners from everywhere. A major addition to the community was CaroMont Healthcare opened a new emergency care facility in a rented space in Village Harbor near the new Starbucks. What an opportunity for this opening in 2021 when the community needed to have easy local access to emergency care or to make an easy appointment for care. Commercial land has been sold and several projects are underway for 2022. 2021 has started with uncertainty and ends with many of our businesses being stronger, more creative and successful and ready for more growth and prosperity in the world. during the coming year.

As the calendar turns to 2022, what is the biggest economic development project underway in Lake Wylie? How will this change Lake Wylie?

Two important projects come to mind that show a trend and both meet a need in our growing community. Land was purchased adjacent to the Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce on Latitude Lane to build an assisted living facility. As members of our aging community or having their aging parents and family members nearby who need help with daily living, this facility will allow our neighbors and family members to stay in the community and will allow families to stay nearby with a little help with their daily life.

The second concerns land which was purchased by CaroMont Healthcare on Nautical Lane next to Arby’s. There are plans to build a medical facility that will house an assortment of doctors’ offices and for emergency care. With our rapidly growing community, having more doctor’s offices nearby will be of huge benefit to the whole community. This year, CaroMont Healthcare plans to inaugurate the new facility and hopefully will open the new medical offices in the second half of 2022.

A new hotel / motel is expected to be built in 2022 located behind Dunkin Donuts. A new Jiffy Lube is in the works. Another commercial (project) known as The Meld will be built in 2022 by Walmart on Highway 274 with commercial offices and space for a restaurant.

Other projects are slated for 2022 and are not ready to announce their plans until the process is followed.

Various businesses have opened and many have thrived, showing a strong and stable economy in Lake Wylie. Plans are planned for the future and growth continues. (As long as a moratorium is in place to slow residential growth to allow time for county planning.)

What is a major business development effort that will take place in 2022 that people may not yet know much about?

CaroMont Healthcare plans to build a medical facility in Lake Wylie, bringing more doctors, local services and easy access to the entire community. It will also create new job opportunities.

The new assisted living facility will create new jobs and help the community and its aging population. Overall, real estate, mortgage and growth related businesses are strong and continue to grow.

What’s the biggest business challenge Lake Wylie will face in 2022?

I would argue that at this point, with the COVID variant, businesses will continue to navigate to operate safely, thrive, and grow in 2022. Supply chain shortages are expected to abate as we head into 2022.

Workforce development will remain a priority and a challenge at the same time in 2022. Hiring and having enough employees is and will be a challenge in 2022. Lake Wylie, District Chamber Clover School and other partners will work to organize career fairs and promote jobs to help businesses and help those in need of employment.

What businesses will people see more in Lake Wylie at the end of 2022 than they do now?

Health care facilities and assisted living facilities, service companies and many new businesses that support auto care are located in this busy corridor where more than 40,000 vehicles travel daily.

The obvious sector that is strong and growing is driven by growth is construction, and all that goes with building houses, landscaping, garden maintenance, cement work, plumbers, electricians. , mortgage lenders.

On top of all this, Lake Wylie Field Day Park opened in November 2020 and has already been a huge asset to the community. In 2021, the new special tax district voted in November 2020 has already secured land for public recreation and preservation on the Van Avery / Lance Cracker land as well as on the goat farm which is also expected to be used for farmers’ markets, community use and preserved. development. These projects are important to the community and also get people to support restaurants and other businesses.

Lake Wylie continues to experience growth, prosperity and a strong economy.

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John Marks graduated from Furman University in 2004 and joined the Herald in 2005. He covers community growth, municipalities, transportation and education primarily in York and Lancaster counties. The Fort Mill native has won dozens of South Carolina Press Association awards and multiple McClatchy President’s Awards for his media coverage in Fort Mill and Lake Wylie.
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