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Northeastern Pennsylvania has Lowest Operating Costs for Food and Plastics Manufacturing

Two independently produced studies show that Northeastern Pennsylvania is one of the best locations in the country for companies looking to open new food and plastics manufacturing facilities.

The Boyd Company, an internationally recognized site location firm based in Princeton, New Jersey, recently compared cities across the country to Northeastern PA. The Boyd studies show that Northeastern PA has the lowest food and plastics manufacturing costs among those surveyed.

Both studies looked at comparative annual operating costs which included site acquisition and construction, taxes, utilities, and labor. Locations studied included metro areas in New England, New York and New Jersey, Baltimore, and several areas within Pennsylvania.

“These studies reaffirm what we have been saying for years. Companies that are looking to grow their business on the East Coast should be looking at all that our region has to offer,” said John Augustine, President/CEO of Penn’s Northeast. “The majority of the US population is located within a one-day drive of Northeastern PA.”

Penn’s Northeast (PNE) plans to distribute the report to hundreds of companies in the food and plastic sectors as well as to commercial real estate brokers and national site location consultants.

Penn’s Northeast serves as the single point of contact to assist brokers, site selectors and companies with all of their location needs. PNE provides real estate (land & building) options, workforce and employee recruitment, financial incentives, and additional assistance as needed.

The organization’s goal is to attract quality employers to Northeastern Pennsylvania and enhance the region’s economy through new investments, job creation and increasing the amount of potential business opportunities for regional businesses through targeted business recruitment and unique lead generation activities.

Penn’s Northeast is a public/private partnership of agencies dedicated to assisting businesses interested in locating within Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Schuylkill and Wayne Counties.

For more information about the completed studies or Penn’s Northeast, please visit Penn’s Northeast or call 570-883-0504.

Click here to download the Food Processing Industry Cost Report
Click here to download the Plastics Industry Cost Report

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