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Letter from Our Chairman

The Best of All Worlds

Pike County, Pennsylvania is a great place to live, to visit, to grow a business and raise a family. Our County is an ideal location for small to moderate size businesses or for back-office divisions of larger companies looking for a lower cost, yet modestly cosmopolitan setting. It’s a great location for light manufacturing, regional distribution centers and service sector businesses. It’s a great location for entrepreneurs starting a business. It’s an ideal place for growing a business removed from the more frenetic pace of life typical of urban, and even suburban, locations. In short, Pike County is a place where easy living accompanies hard work. It’s a place where you can set your own pace of life and not be out of place.

The Pike County Economic Development Authority (EDA) is both the County’s gateway for attracting and welcoming new businesses to Pike County and the County’s dedicated business development agency for assisting existing businesses in their pursuit of funding, expansion, relocation or other services. The Authority maintains a vast collection of up-to-date information assets, including on-line databases and the essential working knowledge of a staff dedicated to serving the needs of prospective and current County businesses. Grant writing assistance and grant application sponsorship, access to debt markets and other financing resources, assistance in site selection and coordination with community resources including workforce development and community planning are just a few of the essential services provided by the EDA.

The Authority ardently supports the retention and expansion of existing County businesses. We strive to promote innovation and entrepreneurship, to leverage regional strengths in the tourism and hospitality sectors, to recruit compatible commercial and industrial ventures and to help create the talent and infrastructure to support sustainable businesses and jobs. During the last few years the Authority has assisted in bringing over $9.46 million in capital and operational funding to businesses and projects in the County through the capital markets, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and other funding conduits such as the Pennsylvania Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, the LSA Gaming Grant Program and the Recovery Zone Bond Program.

Removed from the hustle and bustle of urban and suburban living, Pike County offers easy access to the life services essential to all. Interstate 84 traverses the center of the county east-to-west, providing access to the greater interstate highway system and several large cities within the PA/NY/NJ tri-state region. Additionally, there is commuter train service out of Port Jervis, NY and commuter bus service to New York City originating from many convenient locations within the County. Four international airports, six acute care hospitals and many regional colleges and universities all are within an hour’s travel or even less, depending upon one’s location within the County.

Pike County offers an abundance of forests, lakes, rivers, streams and gorgeous waterfalls. We have a world renowned destination spa and a Chateau & Relais historic hotel. Among the many opportunities for enjoyable living are Robert Trent Jones and Tom Fazio golf courses, top-rated camps, many campgrounds in beautiful locations, wildlife management lands, abundant hunting and fishing opportunities, canoeing and kayaking adventures, biking trails, a renowned environmental education center, national historic landmarks, farmers’ markets, antique shops and numerous art galleries. And, of course, the County is home to many successful businesses, small and large, domestic and international.

As you explore our website, you will discover that Pike County is not just a remarkable recreational playground, but a place offering good schools, including a nationally ranked high school, responsive government, quality services, low taxes and an affordable cost of living. Pike County is a great place to grow a business.

David Farrington
Chairman

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