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Video – Why Choose the Pocono Mountains?

Local Business Leaders Outline the Advantages of a Pocono Mountains Location

The Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation’s ability to provide infrastructure support, grants, low cost loan programs, and working capital is on full display in our video series designed to highlight Monroe County, Pennsylvania’s most innovative companies. The series was originally produced as part of PP&L’s Blue Ribbon Grant program.

PPL’s support of our marketing initiatives over the years has allowed us to do some really innovative and creative projects,” says PMEDC Executive Director Chuck Leonard. This video series is the latest part of a robust array of online tools that support our marketing efforts.

The first video in the series focused on Vigon International, a worldwide leader in the flavor and fragrance manufacturing industry, located in East Stroudsburg.

The second focused on MegaPhase, a Stroudsburg company that designs, manufactures, and markets high performance radio frequency (RF) cables.

The third and most recent, looks at Monadnock Non-Wovens LLC, a manufacturer of high-performance melt-blown media.

“Great companies come to Monroe County because our proximity to market and low business costs make this an ideal location,” says PMEDC Marketing Director Michelle Bisbing. “This video series gives us an opportunity to highlight our visionary entrepreneurs and manufacturers.”

“It also gives us the chance to show aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners that may have hit the wall in their present locations, that PMEDC can support them every step of the way, whether that means facilitating infrastructure development, providing grants to fund job-creating construction, low-interest loans, and even working capital.”

Bisbing adds that the video series also continues PMEDC’s deliberate evolution in the social media space. In addition to streaming the video at, the video is the first to appear on a PMEDC-curated YouTube channel. She says that the goal for that channel is to add additional long- and short-form video highlighting Monroe County’s businesses and entrepreneurs.

“We want our owners to know that our primary focus is to promote them and help them succeed, because that’s really what it’s all about, having a wide variety of job creating businesses that contribute to a healthy local economy.”

Asked which company might be highlighted in the next installment, Bisbing was open minded.

“You need a good mix to have a robust economy,” says Bisbing, “and the most important message we can convey is that regardless of their size, PMEDC is here to help our existing companies as well as businesses that are ready to relocate here.”

“Our mission is to help businesses provide jobs and enhance Monroe County’s quality of life. This video series focused on our local innovators is just the latest tool in the toolbox that helps us do that.”