The Schuylkill Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) is prepared to assist you with your location planning and site assessment requirements within the Interstate Routes 80 / 81 / 78 corridors in central and eastern Pennsylvania.
SEDCO is your point of contact for location planning in Schuylkill County, also known as the Pottsville mSA. Call toll free 800-755-1942.
SEDCO is a community-based, private, not-for-profit organization with 60 years of experience in assisting companies to locate or expand their operations here. Schuylkill County offers more than 38 miles of frontage along the Interstate 81 corridor as well as very close proximity to east / west connections via Interstates 80 and 78.
SEDCO presently manages 12 industrial sites representing over $1 billion in capital investment. We have extensive experience with project financing, site search and tour services, and facility / park construction and management. We have developed effective partnerships with industry and state and local government and have close working relationships with education and training service providers to assure qualified employment candidates for your business.
Highridge Business Park, located between exits 116 and 119 along Interstate 81, is one of the largest mixed-use business parks in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. An up-to-date pdf version of the Highridge site plan can be downloaded here.
Fanelli Trucking and Warehousing was the first to acquire a site at Highridge. Lowe's Companies, Inc. followed and now operates a 1.2 million square-foot regional distribution center built on a 165 acre parcel.
Other distribution centers at Highridge include Wegmans Food Markets and an Electrolux facility comprising 455,000 square feet that is adjacent to a ProLogis-owned pad-ready expansion site for an 850,000 square foot building. Wal-Mart Inc. started operations in an almost 1 million square-foot distribution center for refrigerated and dry goods in summer 2006. Sara Lee Food & Beverage completed construction of a 182,000 square-foot distribution center for frozen and refrigerated food in fall 2007.
In 2008, JELD-WEN began operations from a new 350,000 square-foot door manufacturing plant and Jones Stephens Corp. opened a new 100,000 square-foot pipe and fittings distribution facility at Highridge.
Gordon Food Service began operations from a new 150,000 square-foot distribution center in October 2009.
In 2011, Wegmans Food Markets began construction of a 500,000 square foot addition to their existing 419,000 square foot Southern Retail Service Center that more than doubles the size of the facility in Highridge.
Major economic development projects in Schuylkill County include regional distribution centers of more than 1 million square feet in size, power generating stations, and manufacturing plants. Can we get the job done? Just take a look at our track record on projects undertaken in Schuylkill County with some of the Fortune 100 companies. Read more…
The Schuylkill Development Team includes:
Schuylkill County Commissioners
Schuylkill County Industrial Development Authority (SCIDA)
Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce
Schuylkill County Conservation District
Schuylkill County Legislative Delegation
– U. S. Congressman Matt Cartwright
– State Sen. David Argall
– State Rep. Neal Goodman
– State Rep. Jerry Knowles
– State Rep. Mike Tobash
– Local Municipal Officials
Schuylkill County Municipal Authority (SCMA)
Schuylkill County Office of Planning & Zoning
Schuylkill County's Vision
PA Department of Community & Economic Development
PA Department of Environmental Protection
PA Department of Transportation
PA Governor’s Office, Harrisburg, PA
Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers & Employers Association (MAEA)
Schuylkill Economic Development Corp. (SEDCO)
Click the image at left to view the SEDCO video report on economic development activity in Schuylkill County during the second half of 2011.
Click here to view the January - June 2011 video report.
Click here to view the July - December 2010 video report.
Click here to view the January - June 2010 video report.
Click here to view the July - December 2009 video report.
Click here to view the January - June 2009 video report.
Now and again small packages produce big results. This is definitely true here.
Schuylkill County, with its rural character and a population of 148,289 within its 779 square mile area, exemplifies an essential aspect of small town America: hard-working people doing their utmost to improve the quality of life within their community.
In 2010, the population of Pottsville, the largest town in the county, was 14,324.
(Source: U.S. Census Bureau, April 1, 2010 Census)
Consider joining our business community and locating your business in the Pottsville mSA - Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Come to our community to see what we have to offer and you will be pleasantly surprised by the opportunities awaiting you here to grow your business profitably
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