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CORE PA Global is an initiative established to increase the visibility of a 53 county footprint of Pennsylvania to international and domestic investors and reshoring prospects.
The CORE of Pennsylvania boasts abundant and inexpensive utilities, superior infrastructure, a legacy workforce that understands manufacturing, astounding educational opportunities with nationally ranked public schools, top ranked colleges and universities, and world-class trade and technical schools. Our strategic location is close to major domestic and international markets with over 100 million people located within a 500 mile radius. CORE PA is already home to over 2100 foreign owned entities and we are ready to welcome more!
We are proud to be partnering with over 50 economic development organizations, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Team Pennsylvania Foundation on this project. We are 53 counties working together as one to attract, retain, and grow business and industry in our region.
Watch this short video to learn more about CORE PA and the potential that our region holds for your business!
“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.”
When we made the commitment to come to Hazle Township, we knew we would be building on a very special place in a very special community. We looked at various locations in and around Eastern Pennsylvania to grow upon the success we’ve had in the Lehigh Valley, and decided to plant our new roots in Hazle Township. It’s a superb location with superb people. U.S. Cold Storage has assembled a talented, multifaceted workforce of the local residents. The cooperation we have received from the local, county and state governments has been outstanding. We look forward to becoming a more involved member of the business community.
Our location here is ideal for our industry, especially considering the interstate highway system and the ease of reaching our customer base in high-population areas. We can distribute our products quickly to Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey and other large areas, an important factor because we make fresh products. The people in this area have a great work ethic. In particular, the people who work for us are very conscientious and they care about what they do, which is critical in an operation that makes food.
“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.”