Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Expand Juniata County Industrial Park to Meet Growing Demand
August 15, 2018
Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to expand the Juniata County Industrial Park by nearly 60 acres.
“Awarding this grant removes a long-standing barrier to economic growth in the region – no room to grow,” Gov. Wolf said. “This helps to solve that problem by significantly expanding available land and matching that with the necessary infrastructure to make the industrial park a place for businesses to set up shop and grow.”
The Juniata County Industrial Development Authority was awarded a $2 million grant to acquire about 59 acres adjacent to the existing industrial park near Mifflintown, which will allow for the addition of 12 lots with sizes ranging from 1.5 to 2.6 acres. The grant will also fund the expansion of necessary infrastructure, including storm sewer, sanitary sewer, access road, and potable water to the first phase of the project.
The Juniata County Industrial Park is home to 24 business that employ more than 460 people. With only four small-size vacant lots, the industrial park has faced growth constraints. Further expanding the industrial park is expected to spur economic growth by providing space for businesses to develop in Juniata County.
“Increasing the capacity of the industrial park will bring more family-sustaining job opportunities to our area,” Senator Jake Corman said. “With access to a well-trained workforce, highways and other local resources, employers know that Juniata County is a great place to locate.”
Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.