LOCK HAVEN AREA ENTERPRISE ZONE
INDUSTRY CLUSTER PROJECT
Since the Fall of 2003, the City of Lock Haven has been involved in a project to analyze “industry cluster” data for Clinton County and surrounding counties as a means to improve economic conditions within and around the Lock Haven Area Enterprise Zone (EZ). As part of the effort, the city subcontracted with SEDA-COG to carryout various phases of the project.
Industry clusters consist of firms located in close proximity due to similar technology, related products, shared customers, buyer-supplier relationships, or a common labor pool. Lock Haven’s analysis, funded through a New Communities Basic Enterprise Zone grant from the Department of Community and Economic Development, has resulted in a plan for the Lock Haven Area Enterprise Zone that focuses resources on the area’s emerging industry clusters, and promotes economic growth within the region.
Emerging industry clusters which have been identified by the Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation (CPWDC) as having a competitive advantage in the region include: diversified manufacturing, lumber and wood products, and health care.
As part of the project 60 company interviews in Clinton, Centre, and Lycoming counties have been conducted by the Clinton County Economic Partnership (CCEP), the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County, the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce, and SEDA-COG.
To review the report, key findings, and recommendations in its entirety, please click on the document listed below. For more information on the project, please contact Leonora Hannagan, City Planner, City of Lock Haven, tel. 570-893-5903, or email email@example.com
Cluster Report Project Summary in (pdf) or (html).
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