150+ years of experience
1 Goal, 1 Initiative, 1 Program
The CORE PA program is the centerpiece of a Pennsylvania government initiative that is focused on creating and retaining manufacturing jobs in the 53 county Core Region of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by encouraging firms to relocate operations to Pennsylvania and encouraging those considering relocation to keep their operations in the state.
The mission of the program is to increase the visibility of Pennsylvania and the 53 county Core Region of the Commonwealth to potential investors in both the domestic and international arenas, and ultimately bring industry and job growth to our region. Our program provides access to the plethora of opportunities this region has to offer to potential international investors, nationally recognized site selection consultants, and select domestic companies that may be interested in establishing joint ventures in cooperation with existing regional firms for supporting overall expansion into the region.
CORE PA provides access to numerous international business professionals that collectively account for over 150 years of experience in international public sector business consulting.
Contact us today to learn more about how CORE PA can help your organization become integrated into our prosperous economy!
“The Core Region of Pennsylvania is strategically located close to major domestic and international markets. Over 40% of the United States population and more than 60% of Canada’s population is located within a 500 mile radius of the region.”
“One of the advantages we have in Central PA is proximity to markets – so the eastern seaboard is in our back yard for finished goods. We are less than 200 miles from NYC and so our carbon footprint is much lower than say California’s. On the supply side, 80% of our tomato products are grown here in PA. Our tomatoes can be in the plant within a 4-6 hour window, allowing us to seal the flavor and nutrients in for our customers. Another advantage we have in Central PA is the cutting-edge partnership we have with the Agriculture Department at Penn State to further develop forecasting technology and the development of more disease resistant tomato varieties for PA.”
“The work ethic of the Northumberland County labor force has allowed us to grow and be successful for over 50 years. We have found our employees to be extremely hard working and loyal. Many of our employees have been with us 10 years or longer- some over 40 years.”
“We love our community. Our community has people with an exceptional work ethic. We find
the infrastructure and accessibility in our area to be better than most areas. Area agencies
have been very helpful in assisting with training of our team members.”
“Anyone who has seen the beauty of Heister House mouldings, hardwood flooring, and
mantels can attest to the level of skill apparent in each finished product. This expert
craftmanship is a result of our workforce’s extraordinary talent and unwavering dedication to perfection.”
“At Reslite, we ship our products on our own trucking fleet. Northumberland County offers
us easy access to toll-free, Route 80, which helps make transporting our goods affordable.”
“They [North Shore RR] do a great job for us and truly go above and beyond my expectations. We have a great relationship and any kind of issues or concerns are handled immediately. Their communication is phenomenal.”
“Nine years ago Optical Filters expanded from the United Kingdom and opened its North
American Manufacturing operations in Meadville, PA. We started business in a 6,000 sq. ft. facility and after 4 years added a 22,000 sq. ft. second building that will be expanded in 2014 to 32,000 sq. ft. The original building is now home to our R & D team. This team of young graduates from regional colleges has developed cutting edge technology that is providing the core technology for the next phase of Optical Filters growth.
In Northwest Pennsylvania and Meadville we have access to key resources for our growth. A stable and educated work force, low costs for buildings and business taxes, in depth support services and a community that embraces manufacturing.
From day one, the people of Meadville welcomed us into their community and supported the growth of our business and the creation of a new industry in Crawford County. We live in the center of the city in a wonderful old house with strong connections to Meadville’s history and enjoy the experience of “living downtown”. We can walk in safety to the Market House, Academy Theatre, Library, and restaurants. Northwest Pennsylvania is a wonderland for us and anyone who enjoys nature and outdoor activities. Here the very best of the American dream is alive and well and available to anyone who values community and the opportunity to work and realize their dreams.”
“Ezeflow, a Canadian based company, purchased Flowline in May of 2010. Since that time we have invested over $5 Million to keep pace with the ever-changing industry we are in. The local and state government agencies have been very supportive of our initiatives. We receive work training support, international trade and marketing incentives and have been successful in securing low interest loans from the state.
The area provides a stable workforce and western PA is an incubator for the metal working trades which we are a part of. The community supports manufacturing and is business friendly. The region maintains a low cost of living allowing the type of jobs we offer sustainable. My family and I relocated to western PA with the acquisition and we have not regretted the move. Being close to Pittsburgh offers a big city outlet while still being in the country and enjoying the benefits of a small town atmosphere.
There are many options for outdoor activities such as boating hiking hunting and fishing along with several colleges and universities close by for additional cultural opportunities which we enjoy.”