Centre to host economic town hall meeting Wednesday night

BELLEFONTE — The Centre County commissioners will host a town hall meeting this week to talk about economic data and future opportunities.

The Penn State Extension, Center for Economic and Community Development and the Penn State Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education have compiled key economic data that can create opportunity for more jobs and investment, commissioners believe.

“The purpose of the Town Hall Meeting will be to share the data collected and discuss future opportunities to improve the county’s economic well-being,” commissioners said in a release.

Following a summary of the results, the public will be afforded the opportunity to participate in a breakout session to provide feedback and discuss growth opportunities and ideas for several facets of the county’s economy, including but not limited to: Health care, high technology, tourism, agriculture and the potential of core communities.

Group discussions will be facilitated by the Countywide Economic Assessment Leadership Advisory committee.

The session will start at 7 p.m. this Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the Courthouse Annex-Temple Court complex.

It is free and open to the public. It will be the first public event to use the new East High Street entrance to the Courthouse Annex/Temple Court complex. The entrance is located on the uphill side of the Courthouse. Refreshments will be provided.

More information is available from Sue Hannegan, assistant director, Centre County Planning and Community Development Office, via email at shannegan@centre countypa.gov or (814)-355-6791.