Pennsylvania Defense Industry Assistance Initiative
In the face of defense spending cuts, the PA Department of Community & Economic Development has partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment to create the Pennsylvania Defense Industry Assistance Initiative to Identify the defense supply chain in Pennsylvania, document the impact of recent spending cuts, and share these findings with industry and policymakers. Please take the confidential survey to share information about your company’s defense involvement. This brief survey enables us to keep you informed of any resources, developments, or assistance that might result from this effort. Take the survey here. To learn more, click here. Download fact sheet here.
SBDC Runs Start-Up Business Seminars @ Stourbridge
First Tenant in Sterling Business & Technology Park!
Wayne Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) is pleased to welcome Sutphen East, a division of the Sutphen Corporation, to the Sterling Business & Technology Park. Sutphen, a fire apparatus manufacturer, purchased Lot 4 in the business park. The purchase includes a 6.7-acre lot with a 25,000 square foot shell building completed in the fall of 2015. Sterling Business and Technology Park will be the east coast headquarters for Sutphen East. Sutphen East is the company’s division that manufactures tanker and pumper trucks for the fire service industry. The company plans to begin operations at the business park by September 2016 and is currently hiring. More information can be found at Sutphen.com.
The Stourbridge Project is a coworking space and business incubator that helps to support rural entrepreneurs by creating a space for people to meet, work, and share ideas. Located at 646 Park Street in Honesdale, the free coworking space is open daily from 10 am until 6 pm. The Project features graphic design software, animation and film editing software, solidworks to create 3D objects, ARC GIS for mapping projects, ProTools for audio and music creation, and 3D Printers. Operated by WEDCO, the space features an urban industrial feel while providing professional workspace and meeting areas. A digital media studio is in progress as well as a training room on the first floor. Everyone is welcome, just bring a laptop and something to work on.