Improvement of Bedford County development would attract businesses, help revitalize the local economy
Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that Bedford County will be receiving $338,780 in federal funding to improve the Everett Business Park in Everett, located near both the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-99. The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is providing $338,780 for this project, which will be fully matched by state and local governments, bringing the total award to $677,560.
“With easy access to major interstate highways, Everett is an ideal location for business to expand or relocate. This funding will jumpstart the rehabilitation of the business park that will attract local and new businesses, revitalizing the local economy for years to come,” said Senator Casey.
The Appalachian Regional Commission funding will prepare the business park site for construction. Companies have inquired about available space to expand or locate, demonstrating a need for a new site for businesses in Bedford County. The funding will support mobilization, clearing and grubbing, erosion and sediment control, earthwork, installation of storm water management facilities, construction of a temporary storm water channel and seeding and mulching.
Senator Casey helped secure $250,000 in community project funding for the Russell House Business Education Center Project, another project that will enable businesses to grow and thrive in Bedford County. See other investments in the County here.