Commissioners Support PA Foreign Trade Zone Corp.

CLEARFIELD – At Tuesday’s regular meeting, the Clearfield County Commissioners voted in favor of supporting the Pennsylvania Foreign Trade Zone Corp. in a letter to the Cambria County Economic Development Authority.

Commissioner John A. Sobel, chair, announced that the commissioners had recently learned about a Foreign Trade Zone developing among counties to the south and east of Clearfield. He said the CCEDA had taken the initiative and will be in charge of the Foreign Trade Zone.

This development, Sobel said, will assist Clearfield County and bring it all types of benefits. Commissioner Joan Robinson-McMillen added that Clearfield County will remain affiliated with the DuBois/Jefferson Foreign Trade Zone.

“Clearfield County will have access to two Foreign Trade Zones,” she said. She explained that Cambria County has hired a full-time employee to market this Foreign Trade Zone, which will include Clearfield, Centre, Cambria, Somerset, Fayette and Bedford counties.

“It gives the county a reach all the way to the Maryland border as far as being a part of economic development.” Robinson-McMillen said the commissioners have been dedicated to bringing economic development opportunities to Clearfield County.

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