4 S O U T H C ENT R A L P EN N S Y L V A N IACONTENTSCONTENTS 8 FINANCE, INSURANCE & REAL ESTATECentric Bank is looking out for small businesses and helping communities grow in return. 12 DEFENSE SUPPORT & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONSSouth Central Pennsylvania is a hotbed of defense support operations for the Army, Navy, National Guard and Air National Guard. 14 ADVANCED MANUFACTURINGA well-built infrastructure and a workforce experienced in manufacturing activities are just a few of the business advantages offered to this sector. 17 FOOD PROCESSINGFood companies like Hadley Farms Bakery, Tyson, Hanover Foods Corp. and Utz Quality Foods Inc. are finding the support they need to expand in this Pennsylvania region. 20 LOGISTICSWith lots of available land, a quality workforce, a great location and low cost of doing business, South Central Pennsylvania is a gateway for distribution. 24 LIFE SCIENCESProximity to the “Pill Belt” is leading a number of life science companies to this region. More than 200 companies have already set up operations to be closer to pharmaceutical and research and development markets. 27 EDS & MEDSWhen a region has 22 degree-granting colleges and universities, it’s no surprise that it also has a significant presence in healthcare, medicine and life sciences. 31 QUALITY OF LIFELancaster, York, Gettysburg, Hershey and Harrisburg offer good schools, lower housing costs and fewer traffic jams, leaving residents with a much higher quality of life than many well-known cities. 35 PHOTO GALLERYHistory and culture paint the unique picture of this region. 38 AD INDEXSOUTH CENTR AL PENNS YLVANIA CEO LAURA LYNE President & Publisher ADAM JONES-KELLEY Chief Operating Officer SEAN LAUGHLIN Executive Vice President RONALD J. STARNER Managing Editor of Custom Content CRYSTAL VILLARREAL Editor in Chief MARK AREND Managing Editor ADAM BRUNS Senior Editor PATTY RASMUSSEN Contributing Editor RACHEL DURAN Contributing Writer CAROL CARTER, ANN MOLINE, MARY WELCH Art Director SCOTT LARSEN Production Manager BOB GRAVLEE Lead Designers SEAN SCANTLAND, RICHARD NENOFF Graphic Designer KATHERINE KONZAL, KIRBY MATHERNE Chief Analyst MAX BOUCHET Vice President of Sales CHARLES FITZGIBBON Vice President of Corporate Development PAUL TARRANTS Global Director of Marketing MICHELLE WEEKLEY Marketing Coordinator STEPHANY GASPARD Circulation Manager JULIE CLARKE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY TE AM Director of IT DAVID SODEN Webmaster BEN YAWN Database Administration Manager DANIEL BOYERThe publishers believe that the information contained in this publication is accurate. However, the in formation is not war ranted, and neither Conway, nor South Central Pennsylvania, assumes any liability or responsibility for actual, consequential or incidental damages re sulting from inaccurate or erroneous information. PHONE: (770) 446-6996 • FAX: (770) 263-8825 • TOLL FREE: (800) 554-5686 email: editor@conway.com web: siteselection.com/cc/scpaSouth Central Pennsylvania is published by Conway, 6625 The Corners Parkway, Suite 200, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092 USA. PRINTED IN USA. ©2016 ConwayTOC.indd 48/31/16 12:52 PM
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