Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today continued his Jobs That Pay tour at the recently renovated World Trade Center Harrisburg, a shipping and office building at the previously abandoned property at 1000 N. Cameron Street, Harrisburg.
“It’s wonderful to see the transformation of this building that was abandoned during construction nearly a decade ago become a center of job creation and innovation for this section of Harrisburg and for our entire commonwealth,” Governor Wolf said.
Moran Industries, the Watsontown-based developer that purchased the complex in 2013 after construction was halted in 2008, spent three years finishing the center, which includes 75,000 square feet of shipping and warehousing space and 140,000 square feet of office space.
“Moran Industries, and the entire Moran family are delighted to welcome Governor Wolf and his distinguished party to The World Trade Center – Harrisburg and Capitol View Commerce Center,” said John Moran, President and CEO, Moran Industries.
The governor was accompanied by John Moran III, Jeff Stroehmann, and Doug O’Dell of Moran Industries; Gary St. Hilaire, President & CEO of Capital BlueCross; Mark A. Caron, CEO, Geneia LLC; Tina Weyant, Executive Director of World Trade Center Harrisburg; Representative Patty Kim; and Jackie Parker of Mayor Papenfuse’s Economic Development office.
Following the tour, the governor and tour guests discussed the economic development of Harrisburg with emphasis on the Cameron Street area, where PennDOT will be soon implementing a traffic signal project, along with a center turn lane, on Cameron Street at Goodwill Drive. This work is expected to be under way this year.
World Trade Center Harrisburg, formerly known as Capitol View Commerce Center, is home to Geneia LLC, a health care analytics and technology solutions subsidiary of Susquehanna Township-based Capital BlueCross. The company moved its headquarters with 100 employees to World Trade Center Harrisburg from the TecPort Business Center in Swatara Township.
Today World Trade Center Harrisburg was started 25 years ago by area business leaders and is now the number one contact point for trade assistance in southcentral Pennsylvania with more than 520 active members representing over 100 member companies, and actively works to connect businesses locally and globally.