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. For EDC Minutes & Agenda, Click Here.
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.
Shop Local Holiday
Every Holiday Season, Middle Smithfield Township runs a Holiday Shop Local campaign that highlights deals local businesses are running, while promoting the township’s unique business landscape. Businesses enjoy free publicity and the township gets to support small businesses by keeping the cheer here. Discount cards are mailed to every residence within the township and cards may be activated at www.mstshoplocal.com, or by calling 570 / 223 – 8920 x 130.
The Economic Development Committee runs Restaurant Week to showcase the townships wonderful eatery’s and diverse businesses. Great restaurants are promoted so the community can discover all the opportunities that exist within the township.
Economic Development Manager: James Brechbiel
Attention Local Businesses!
Do you represent a local business with a physical address in Middle Smithfield Township? Get listed on the official EDC Local Business Directory. (It’s free!) EconomicDevelopmentCommittee@mstownship.com or call 570-223-8920 x130 for information.