Economic Development Committee

Established by resolution, the purpose of the Economic Development Advisory Committee shall be to advise the Board of Supervisors on matters dealing with the advancement and expansion of economic development within Middle Smithfield Township. The Middle Smithfield Township Economic Development Committee will create a diverse business community that is prosperous and innovative while built on a stable economic foundation. The committee works to improve the economic environment of Middle Smithfield Township.

Our Mission

The township's Economic Development Committee mission is to be a resource for the business community by supporting in the growth and stability of local business. The committee looks at new and innovative ways to market existing businesses within the community, while attracting new opportunities that will be complementary to our existing base.

The Economic Development Committee seeks to create a stable and viable economic foundation and advocates for businesses through collaboration and education of both public (e.g, Shop Local) and business (e.g, advertising seminars) information.

Since the beginning of 2013, the Economic Development Committee has participated in the Pocono Mountain Chamber Expo, offered numerous educational seminars, run Shop Local campaigns, and promoted Restaurant Week as part of their efforts to support local businesses.

One of the largest achievements of the Economic Development Committee is the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Act program. Known as a "LERTA", the program attracts new and existing businesses to development in our township.


  • 5:30 pm
  • 3rd Monday every month
  • 147 Municipal Drive
    East Stroudsburg, PA 18302

Agendas & Minutes

View Economic Development Committee Agendas and Minutes.


  • Jared Acosta, Chair
  • Ed Regina, Vice Chair
  • Tom Marchesani, Secretary
  • Joe Memoli
  • Beverly Brown
  • Gina Bertucci
  • Deborah Emin
  • Economic Development Manager: James Brechbiel