A breakfast meeting was held November 16, 2023 at Terraview at The Stroudsmoor Country Inn to celebrate the Annual Meeting of Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation. Board Members, Business Members, local elected officials, and community representatives gathered to review the 2023 Annual Report and hear from Executive Director, Chuck Leonard about projects, successes and planning for 2024.
“We are supporting a variety of infrastructure projects in the county,” stated Mr. Leonard, “the kind of projects that support current industry growth and those businesses looking to expand here in the future.”
Road improvement projects, waterline extension projects and natural gas line extensions are highlighted in the PMEDC Annual Report, which can be downloaded here: 2023 PMEDC Annual Report
Gary Olson, Chairman of the Board, also made opening remarks and highlighted the ranking of the East Stroudsburg MSA (which is Monroe County) in the top ten for projects across the county in communities of less than 200,000 population.
“This is remarkable for our community to be recognized nationally. People sometimes say there is not much development here but this proves that is not true. We should be very proud of our success,” Mr. Olson stated.
Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation, along with Monroe County Industrial Development Authority and Pocono Mountains Industrial Park Authority, are the economic development agencies serving Monroe County, with the mission of attracting investment, supporting job creation & retention and providing business financing.