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December 06, 2016
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The commissioners further approved a new agreement for employment and training and related administrative services with the multi-county Workforce Investment Agency administered through Carbon County.

No new EDA director yet

Following the meeting, Osterberg reported that ongoing efforts to recruit a new executive director for the Economic Development Agency (EDA)/Pike County Chamber of Commerce are continuing and that thus far, none of the applicants has “stood out.”

The incumbent, Michael J. Sullivan, left the position in May to return to work in his home county of Orange in New York.

As the commissioners’ delegate to the EDA, Osterberg said he has been working to keep up the momentum of new development efforts. Principal among these is the pending $2 million sale of the county’s 620-acre corporate park in Blooming Grove to gun manufacturer Kahr Arms, which would relocate its manufacturing and administrative functions there from New York State. Osterberg said the sale is subject to the company’s successful completion of due diligence work. Kahr is currently seeking approvals in Blooming Grove Township.