CAN DO, the economic development organization serving Greater Hazleton and beyond, announced that its Student Action Committee for the 2016-2017 school year has initiated the planning process for its two signature events, Operation: CAN DO and CAN DO Community Christmas.
Coordinated Health, a privately held, physician-owned acute care hospital network in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey, with a current location at Church Hill Mall, broke ground today on a 42,000 square-foot state-of-the-art medical campus and ambulatory surgical center in Humboldt Station at the intersection of Route 924 and Interstate 81. Humboldt Station is located in Hazle Township, adjacent to Humboldt Industrial Park.
Coordinated Health officials were joined by representatives from CAN DO along with state and local leaders at the groundbreaking, including PA Senator John Yudichak, Rep. Tarah Toohil and Rep. Gerald Mullery. Local officials who spoke at the event included Jim Montone, chairman of the Hazle Township Board of Supervisors; Mary Malone, president of the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce; and Brian Poveromo, president of the Humboldt Park Association.
The six-acre Coordinated Health campus is the company’s 17th location and is projected to open in Spring 2017. It will offer orthopedics, sports medicine, joint replacements, spine care, foot and ankle care, hand and wrist care, cardiology, women’s health, specialty care, advanced imaging and rehab. Additionally, the medical campus will feature a primary care and employer clinic for occupational health, workers’ compensation and on-site/near-site care.
The Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, MSA topped a recent national study of the top food processing locations in the Northeastern United States and ranked 10th overall in the country. Site selection firm Boyd Co. Inc., based in Princeton, New Jersey, examined 24 of the top food processing regions in the country as part of the comprehensive study.
Northeastern Pennsylvania consistently ranks at the top of the list for prime food processing locations because it combines several key attributes that each play a role in driving industry success. The Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton region has low operating costs including payroll, utilities, debt repayment and taxes that help lower a company’s annual cost to do business.
In addition to financial benefits, Northeast PA’s skilled and available labor force, and easy access to transportation routes leading to major East Coast cities, make it an attractive location for food processing companies.
Located directly along the I-81 corridor in Northeast Pennsylvania and just minutes from I-80, Greater Hazleton offers an ideal location, just two hours to New York City and Philadelphia and within a day's drive of half the nation's population.