Jefferson County Business Park takes another step forward with designation of KOEZ

State and local politicians and representatives of a number of area organizations gathered on Friday to announce that the site of the planned Jefferson County Business Park will officially be designated as a Keystone Opportunity Expansion Zone (KOEZ), placing a flat 10-year tax abatement on the property.

Pictured (from left) are State Rep. and Speaker of the House Sam Smith; Brad Lashinsky, county director of economic development; C. Alan Walker,
secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development; Paula Foradora, general manager, Nine Star Capital LP; State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati; Jefferson County Commission Chairman Paul Corbin; and Commissioner Jeff Pisarcik.

For more information, including the discussion of job creation in the county, pick up Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.