HERSHEY, PA – Gov. Tom Corbett recently recognized two Monroe County companies that are creating jobs and making positive contributions to the state’s economy at the inaugural Governor’s ImPAct Awards.
The Governor’s ImPAct Awards recognized 50 companies from throughout the state in five categories: Jobs First, Community Impact, Small Business Impact, Entrepreneurial Impact and Export Impact.
Two Monroe County businesses were recognized. Sanofi Pasteur of Swiftwater was awarded the Community Impact Award and Vigon International of East Stroudsburg received the Small Business Impact Award.
The Corbett administration created the awards initiative to honor businesses that are creating job opportunities and contributing to the state’s economy. The awardees were chosen by an independent judging panel selected by the state’s partners, Team Pennsylvania Foundation and Journal Multimedia.
Nominations for each award were provided by the state’s regional economic development partners — the Partnerships for Regional Economic Performance network. Each of the 10 PREP regions was eligible to submit up to five nominations per category. A total of 250 nominations were received.
The Corbett administration developed the PREP network to regionalize and coordinate local economic development services to businesses and entrepreneurs. The Department of Community and Economic Development provides grants through PREP to local economic development service providers that provide assistance and other resources to support local business expansion and growth.
The awards are sponsored at no cost to the taxpayers by the state’s private sector partner, Team Pennsylvania Foundation, and are coordinated by DCED, Team PA and Journal Multimedia.
For more information, visit www.newPA.com/impact-awards