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Pocono Mountains Industries Bolstered by New Member Businesses

Pocono Mountains Industries (PMI) announced today the latest round of corporations, businesses, and individuals accepted as members of the not-for-profit organization.

“Our membership reorganization in 2010 has reinvigorated PMI,” says Executive Director Chuck Leonard. “Each round of new members arrives with fresh energy and innovative ideas, helping us to remain a vital and forward looking organization. We are sure this group will be no different.”

The newest member group includes corporate members National Penn Bank and Pocono Star Properties Inc.; business members Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center and Strauser Nature’s Helpers; and individual member Blake Martin.

PMI reorganized in 2010 to maintain its status as Monroe County’s only certified processor of Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority loans. Qualified companies can secure PIDA loans with current interest rates as low as 2.25%.

Business owners and individuals interested in organizational membership can learn more by calling (570) 839-1992 or visiting the Membership Page at

Corporate members receive benefits including corporate listing in the Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation’s online membership directory, email updates on local and regional economic development news, the opportunity to attend quarterly breakfasts with legislators or regional business leaders, two tickets for the organization’s annual membership meeting, and corporate membership in Monroe Citizen’s Against Regulatory Excess (Monroe CARE), a subcommittee focused on streamlining the responsible regulatory process and fostering job creation in Monroe County.

Pocono Mountains Industries is part of the Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corporation, a non-profit economic development corporation dedicated to creating jobs for Monroe County residents, expanding the county’s tax base and attracting new investment with the direct support of the Monroe County Commissioners. More information on economic development in Monroe County can be found at

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