North Central PREP partners receive Engage! grant

Jake Perryman
Staff Writer

RIDGWAY — A state grant aims to help foster business growth in our region.
In his regular report to the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission Executive Board, Commission Executive Director Eric Bridges notified board members that the commission and its North Central Partnership for Regional Economic Performance partners were awarded a $99,999 Engage! Initiative grant by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development to implement a business retention and expansion program.
The Engage! Initiative is meant to provide funding to identify companies to target for retention and expansion services, provide outreach to this companies, assess their needs and assist them with referral and technical aid.