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Ten Year Strategic Plan

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This strategy represents more than just a government approach; it’s a call to action for Pennsylvania’s public, private, nonprofit, and academic sectors to rally around a shared vision for the Commonwealth’s economy over the next 10 years. With new, energized state leadership, as well as unprecedented federal funding opportunities, we stand at a unique moment in time to reassert Pennsylvania’s leadership in the global economy.

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Economic Impact Analysis of Highridge Improvement District

A recently released analysis (Fourth Quarter – 2023) of the economic impact of the Highridge Improvement District has revealed that one of the district’s major economic benefits is the $416.2 million in labor income derived with 7,187 jobs. Expressed as a average income per job this is equal to $57,910 annually or $27.84 per hour.

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EMD Electronics Announcement

SEDCO directors and staff joined Gov. Josh Shapiro, state and local legislators and executives of EMD Electronics on April 12, 2023 in their announcement of a $300 million investment in semiconductor specialty gases manufacturing at the EMD Hometown facility that will create nearly 200 jobs in Schuylkill County.

Pictured left to right are SEDCO Director Marty Brophy, Corporate Assistant Secretary Letitia Reiser, Vice Chair Christine Verdier, President Frank Zukas, Economic Development Manager Mark Minnig, Chair Ken Huebner, and Immediate Past Chair Karen Kenderdine.

As part of its investment, EMD Electronics  will build a new 96,500-square-foot facility, creating the largest integrated specialty gases facility in the world. The additional capacity will allow EMD Electronics to meet surging demand in the electronics and semiconductor industries.

The company has committed to creating 68 new jobs and retaining 289 existing, full-time jobs at its Schuylkill County location within the next five years. Approximately 120 jobs will be created to help with the construction of the new facility.

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