SEDA-COG Rail Authority invests in promotion efforts by Focus Central Pa.

PHOTO PROVIDED From left are Eric Winslow, Lauren Bryson, John Showers and Jeff Stover, with an investment in Focus Central Pennsylvania’s regional promotion efforts, made by SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority.

LEWISBURG — SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA), owner of five short line railroads in Central Pennsylvania, is investing $3,750 for 2018 to support Focus Central Pennsylvania’s efforts to promote the region and attract new corporate investment.

A check was presented rcently by SEDA-COG JRA’s board members — Union County Commissioner John Showers, Citizens’ Electric President Eric Winslow and JRA Executive Director Jeff Stover — to Lauren Bryson, executive director of Focus.

“The JRA is proud, once again, to support the good work of Focus Central PA to help us locate more rail-served industries on our system,” Stover said.

The Lewisburg-based JRA is an eight-county municipal authority offering the best of public ownership of railroad trackage and fixed facilities, while freight service is handled through an agreement with the North Shore Railroad group. JRA’s mission is to preserve and foster rail service in the region and to further economic development through retention, improvement and expansion of the infrastructure and the rail service it supports. The rail authority has reinvested $43 million into upgrades and replacement of rail facilities and development of additional tracks to serve new industrial sites.

“Focus’s investors provide the financial resources that allow Focus to implement strategic pro-active marketing programs to attract quality, family-sustaining job creators to its seven-county region,” Bryson said. “With the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority investment, Focus will be better able to more strategically market to companies requiring reliable rail service to be competitive and successful. These resources from investors like JRA are invaluable.”

Focus Central Pennsylvania is part of a committed team in the region driving economic development for communities in Centre, Columbia, Montour, Northum-berland, Union, Snyder and Mifflin communities. Focus pro-actively connects with site location consultants and companies looking to expand, with the goal of making local communities even greater places to live and work.

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From left are Eric Winslow, Lauren Bryson, John Showers and Jeff Stover.

LEWISBURG – SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority (JRA), owner of five short line railroads in Central Pennsylvania is investing $3,750 for 2018 to support efforts of Focus Central Pennsylvania to promote the region to attract new corporate investment.

A check was presented by SEDA-COG JRA’s board members–Union County Commissioner John Showers, Citizens’ Electric President Eric Winslow and Executive Director SEDA-COG JRA Jeff Stover — to Lauren Bryson, Focus’ executive director.

“The JRA is proud, once again, to support the good work of Focus Central PA to help us locate more rail-served industries on our system” said Stover.

The Lewisburg-based JRA is an eight county municipal authority offering the best of public ownership of the trackage and fixed facilities, while freight service to customers is handled by the private sector through an agreement with the North Shore Railroad group. The SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority’s mission is to preserve and foster rail service in Central Pennsylvania and to further economic development through retention, improvement and expansion of the infrastructure and the rail service it supports. The Rail Authority has reinvested $43 million into upgrades and replacement of rail facilities and development of additional tracks to serve new industrial sites.

“Focus’s investors provide the financial resources that allow Focus to implement strategic pro-active marketing programs to attract quality, family-sustaining job creators to its seven-county region. With the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority investment, Focus will be better able to more strategically market to companies requiring reliable rail service to be competitive and successful. Attracting quality companies is fiercely competitive so these resources from investors like JRA are invaluable for Central Pennsylvania’s marketing efforts to attract new jobs and capital investments to Central Pennsylvania.” Lauren Bryson, Executive Director of Focus.

Focus Central Pennsylvania is part of a committed team in the region that is driving economic development for communities in Centre, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union, Snyder and Mifflin communities. The mission of Focus is to attract and support expansion of capital investment that creates quality career opportunities for the families of Central Pennsylvania. This work helps our communities become an even greater place to live and work.

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